The Essential Guide to Astronomy
These stellar corpses have many faces, from pulsars to magnetars. New models provide evidence for unifying these disparate objects under one theory.
By: Mark Zastrow
July 10, 2013
Astronomers have observed a neutron star flaring to 10,000 times its original brightness.
By: Raphael Rosen
June 30, 2011
Astronomers have found some pulsars that appear unusually massive, calling into question our understanding of neutron-star interiors.
By: Richard Tresch Fienberg
January 17, 2008
Astronomers can measure a neutron star's diameter by effects of gas skimming around its surface at 40% of light speed.
By: Alan MacRobert
September 4, 2007