articles tagged: neutron stars
are fast radio bursts the screams of cosmic zombies?
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are fast radio bursts the screams of cosmic zombies?

We might not know exactly what produces mysterious fast radio bursts, but we’re finally recording enough events to point the finger at potential culprits...

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star
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ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star

Nuclear pasta isn’t exactly an awe-inspiring name, but it may be the strongest substance in the universe and it’s found in only in the crust of neutron stars.

how to take a peek inside a neutron star
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how to take a peek inside a neutron star

A neutron star that suddenly cooled gives us a hint at what's going on in its superheated innards.

how to navigate in deep space with dead stars
# space

how to navigate in deep space with dead stars

Could we use neutron stars as navigational landmarks when traveling through interstellar space?