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'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded
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'Infant magnetar': 240 yo neutron star spotted after recent X-ray burst, youngest recorded

It has a magnetic field 1,000 times stronger than a typical neutron star and some 100 million times stronger than the most powerful artificial magnets.

Mystery of a massive neutron star merger in Milky Way explained by new astrophysics theory
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Mystery of a massive neutron star merger in Milky Way explained by new astrophysics theory

The researchers explain both the massive mass of the object and why similar systems aren’t observed using traditional radio astronomy techniques.

Heavy elements born in neutron star collisions observed in the universe for the first time
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Heavy elements born in neutron star collisions observed in the universe for the first time

The results also confirm 'neutron stars have neutrons in them' — something researchers haven't known for sure till now.

Space Week 2019: After Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun
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Space Week 2019: After Chandrayaan 2, ISRO's upcoming interplanetary missions to Mars, Venus, the Sun

Among these missions is a mission to the Sun's corona, a second Mars orbiter, and a third mission to the Moon.

Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from
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Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from

Scientists think it might have originated from a neutron star merger 500 million light-years from Earth.

NASA's Fermi spots pulsar zipping through space at 4 million kilometres an hour
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NASA's Fermi spots pulsar zipping through space at 4 million kilometres an hour

Pulsars are super dense, rapidly spinning neutron stars left behind when a massive star explodes.

Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study
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Universe is constantly changing and evolving based on life and death of stars: Study

Most known elements – from light ones like hydrogen to heavy ones like lawrencium – start in stars.

Biggest black-hole collision ever recorded found using LIGO gravitational wave data
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Biggest black-hole collision ever recorded found using LIGO gravitational wave data

Luckily for us, the dramatic collision of two black holes took place nine billion light-years away.

Astronomers discover an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy
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Astronomers discover an 'astonishing' overabundance of massive stars in a neighbouring galaxy

Massive stars are particularly important for astronomers because of their enormous influence on their surroundings (known as their 'feedback').

Here is how Indian telescope data helped solve the mystery of high-speed radiation jets emanating from colliding neutron stars
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Here is how Indian telescope data helped solve the mystery of high-speed radiation jets emanating from colliding neutron stars

When a pair of super-dense neutron stars collided in a kilonova explosion, bursts of bright flashes of gamma rays, short gamma-ray burst are expected.

The neutron star collision detected by LIGO has left behind a debris field for scientist to comb through
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The neutron star collision detected by LIGO has left behind a debris field for scientist to comb through

"It's now clear that binary neutron stars are a source of the short gamma ray bursts," though there may be other origins too.

Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars
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Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars

Near-simultaneous detection of the gravitational waves and gamma rays indicate that gravitational waves travel at the speed of light.

LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar
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LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar

LIGO and Virgo interferometer on Monday announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron stars.

SpaceX resupply mission to International Space Station halted after poor weather
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SpaceX resupply mission to International Space Station halted after poor weather

Launch of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft for a commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station on Thursday was scrubbed due to poor weather.