This week, astronomers announce a newborn magnetar and a fast radio burst that's bursting to a beat.
One of the most luminous supernovae ever discovered provides evidence that such extremely bright explosions require exotic sources.
The shadow cast by a protoplanetary disk takes the shape of a bat — and over time, flaps like one, too. The eery shadow could help astronomers understand the planet-forming material inside the disk.
Recent observations have pinpointed the location of a fifth fast radio burst, shedding light on the environs that create these powerful sources.
According to Bradley Schaefer (Louisiana State University), the 11th-magnitude variable star, V Sagittae, will outshine Sirius and maybe even Venus — despite its distance of some 7,500 light-years.
Scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations have announced the detection of a second pair of neutron stars that went bump in the night.
Astronomers have detected a long-sought signal from gamma-ray bursts — the highest-energy photons ever seen from these events.