Neutron Stars

Another way for stellar-mass black holes to grow larger

Scientists at the University of Hong Kong and Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics in Taiwan and Northwestern University in the …

Black Holes

Golden anniversary marks stellar career for lauded WA physicist

UWA Emeritus Professor David Blair was inducted into the WA Science Hall of Fame at the Premier’s Science Awards on Wednesday evening.


Hubble Sees Faintest Stars in a Globular Cluster

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has uncovered what astronomers are reporting as the dimmest stars ever seen in any globular star cluster. Globular …


August 17, 2018

Anniversary of GW170817/GRB 170817A<p><b>Posted by: Adam Goldstein (USRA)</b><p>A watershed moment is one in which something of importance fundamentally changes, …


Multimillion-rand SA telescope to investigate mysterious dark energy

Duncan Alfreds<p>A new multimillion-rand radio telescope will be launched on Friday to probe the deep mysteries of radio bursts and dark energy.<p>The …

Dark Matter

A Chemical History of the Universe

This Article From Issue<p>September-October 2018<p>Volume 106, Number 5<p>Page 264<p>About a decade ago, experts working to unravel the Milky Way’s history, who …


The Golden Age of Space Exploration: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Cosmos (Op-Ed)

<i>Leonid Solovyev is Director of Operations for The Breakthrough Prize Foundation, dedicated to advancing understanding of the universe at the deepest</i> …

European Space Agency

Astronomers Find New Way to Supersize Baby Black Holes - D-brief

By Jake Parks | August 16, 2018 4:00 pm<p>This artist’s concept depicts a supermassive black hole surrounded by a dense disk of gas and dust in the …

Black Holes

High-energy protons emitted after hooking up with neutrons

Protons and neutrons pair up, get speedy, even if other neutrons are watching.<p>If you hit an atom's nucleus hard enough, it will fall apart. But …


Surprising Accelerator Finding Could Change The Way We Think About Neutron Stars

That big black ball is the CLAS detector (Photo: Douglas Higinbotham, JLAB)<p>Neutron stars are having a renaissance, as far as space objects go. These …


We're going to get a better detector: time for upgrades in the search for gravitational waves

It’s been a year since ripples in space-time from a colliding pair of dead stars tickled the gravitational wave detectors of the Advanced LIGO and …

Gravitational Waves

In neutron stars, minority rules

These dense objects are only five percent protons, but those protons pack a punch.


Video: NASA's NICER does the space station twist

This time-lapse video, obtained June 8, 2018, shows the precise choreography of NASA's Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) as it …


Neutron stars may hold an answer to neutron puzzle on Earth

According to University of Illinois physicist Douglas H. Beck, "Neutrons play some unusual roles in our world. Free neutrons decay in about 900 s …


Rising stars of multi-messenger astronomy

A year after detecting a neutron star collision, scientists are excited for the future of multi-messenger astronomy and astrophysics. There’s a large …

Black Holes

Pune telescope hailed for discovering galaxy can be booked by students for a peek at stars

<b>The Giant Metre-wave Radio Telescope has singularly detected several record-breaking objects.</b><p><b>Bengaluru:</b> A radio galaxy farther away than any …

India News

Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …


The Storm Begins: Canadian Telescope Spots Its First Radio Burst

<b>The first "fast radio burst" detected by the Canadian CHIME radio telescope is a tantalizing hint of what’s to come.</b><p>The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity …


Record-Breaking Signal May Help Solve the Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

The CHIME telescope could soon deliver thousands of additional detections of the mysterious cosmic outbursts


Research on Catalina’s frisky bison wins award for CSUF grad student

Everyone loves the idea of bison roaming Catalina Island after being left behind after a 1924 movie shoot. But the large non-native beasts multiplied …

Cal State Fullerton

Physicists Say There Could Be a Strange Source of 'Negative Gravity' All Around Us

It moves upwards against gravity.<p>The macro world as we know it is governed by Newton's laws of motion and gravity - what goes up, must come down.<p>But …


Gamma-Ray Bursts Might Have a Really Weird Time-Reversible Mirroring Effect

Space, you weirdo.<p>Gamma-ray bursts are the brightest and most energetic events in the Universe. They're also some of the more mysterious - but now …


Probing high-momentum protons and neutrons in neutron-rich nuclei

1.<p>Hen, O., Miller, G. A., Piasetzky, E. & Weinstein, L. B. Nucleon–nucleon correlations, short-lived excitations, and the quarks within. <i>Rev. Mod. …


Protons get zippier in neutron-rich nuclei

Protons appear to get extra pep in their step when they're outnumbered by neutrons in the atom's nucleus<p>A new study carried out at the Department of …


SEXTANT X-Ray Pulsar Navigation Demonstration: Additional On-Orbit Results

SEXTANT X-Ray Pulsar Navigation Demonstration: Additional On-Orbit Results<p>NTRS Full-Text:<p>Click to View [PDF Size: 9.4 MB]<p>Author and …

Space Travel

What Happens When Planets, Stars And Black Holes Collide?

The Universe as we know it has been around for nearly 14 billion years: plenty of time for gravity to pull matter into clusters, clumps, and collapsed objects. By the present day, the Universe is filled with planets, stars, galaxies, and even larger structures, all bound together against the …


August 10, 2018

The Extreme Phenomenon of Gamma-Ray Bursts<p><b>Posted by: Nicola Omodei and Giacomo Vianello (Stanford University)</b><p>Gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) are energetic …


Physical Review Letters - Volume 121 Issue 6

Featured in Physics Editors' Suggestion<p>Magnetic Levitation Stabilized by Streaming Fluid Flows<p>K. A. Baldwin, J.-B. de Fouchier, P. S. Atkinson, …


ray Space Telescope: Exploring the Extreme Universe

New insights into Pulsar Physics<p>Pulsars are rotating neutron stars that are left behind when massive stars explode. They are continually spinning …


FSSC: Library » News Archive » 2001

Bill Steigerwald<br>Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.<br>(Phone: 301/286-5017)<br>E-mail:<p>August 10, 2001 - RELEASE NO. …

Stanford University