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Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for Astrophysicists

by Sidhi.S.L.Nair(2016-2019)


*Afterglow from cosmic smash-up continues to brighten, confounding expectations*

January 18, 2018 McGill University 624 more words

Pulsar Navigation comes of age

It has long been thought that spacecraft could calculate their position by triangulating on pulsars, in a similar fashion to the way Earth-bound GPS systems reference a number of GPS satellites in orbit. 200 more words

Fringe Science

Neutron star density

Imagine something having the mass of our sun, multiplied by about 1.5, and only 20 miles in diameter. That is a Neutron star. Something so incredibly dense that a teaspoon size sample of it could weigh 100 million tons; Mount Everest sitting on a teaspoon. 305 more words


Cosmic Surprises Keep Blowing Our Minds

Cosmic Surprises Keep Blowing Our Minds[1]

Some areas of science advance in increments. We see slow evolutionary improvements in aeronautical engineering and medical discoveries. But astronomy is different. 788 more words

Nature Of Science

472 Pulsar PSR J1748-2446 Fastest Spinner

Pulsars are fast spinning neutron stars that are very dense (compared to the size of our Sun, they have much more mass) and you can imagine them as a lighthouse. 37 more words


Prof Brian Cox & Robin Ince live in Auckland

Last night I went to Prof Brian Cox’s lecture at the Aotea centre. I had some predictions about what he would include in the talk; light speed as a universal constant, ‘red shift’ and the expanding universe, the moons in our solar system with water that could potentially hold life, and the new LIGO discovery that I wrote about in my last post – very exciting! 244 more words