Neutron Stars

Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars
May 30, 2018
News

Scientists Found One of the Largest Neutron Stars

Astronomers have witnessed one of the heaviest and largest neutron stars known to science. It is twice as massive as the sun. Researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the UPC and the Canary Islands Institute of Astrophysics (IAC) have made the discovery. They used a pioneering method to find a neutron star of...

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Neutron Stars are Producing all the Gold in the Universe
October 22, 2017
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Neutron Stars are Producing all the Gold in the Universe

The gold in your ring or necklace comes from the deep space, through a cosmic collision. When Neutron Stars collide they spew a high amount of gold. Two neutron stars, some 130 million years ago, in another galaxy, spiraled closer and closer together until they crashed into each other. Thus, sending gravitational...

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Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves
October 16, 2017
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Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves

Scientists have detected ripples in the fabric of space and time from a neutron star collision. They call those ripples gravitational waves. Two neutron stars, each small as a city but heavier than the sun, collided, thus forming a black hole. This powerful event in space threw gravitational waves and light toward our planet....

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