Emitting from the belly of a beautiful beast, a Neutron Star (or pulsar), with a mass of about 1.4 times that of the sun, born from the explosive death of another star, spinning as fast as 43,000 times per minute, pours its heart out into the universe… 12 more words
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STARS – How Gravity Creates
Beauty and Destruction and Everything.
Twinkle twinkle, not-so-little ball of hydrogennnnnn
It’s amazing to think that stars – in fact everything in the entire universe – comes from the combination of hydrogen, gravity, and time. 1,214 more words
(Photo Credit: ESA/XMM-Newton/Ping Zhou/Nanjing University)
The European Space Agency’s XMM-Newton X-ray telescope has detected two very different neutron stars in the leftover remnants from a supernova explosion located about 23,000 light-years away. 353 more words