Birth of magnetar from colossal collision potentially spotted for first time

After examining the incredibly bright burst with optical, X-ray, near-infrared and radio wavelengths, a Northwestern University-led astrophysics team believes it potentially spotted the birth of a magnetar.

Gravitational waves could prove the existence of the quark-gluon plasma

Computer models of merging neutron stars predicts how to tell when this happens Goethe University Frankfurt Neutron stars are among the densest objects in the universe. If our Sun, with…

New method may resolve difficulty in measuring universe’s expansion

News Release 8-Jul-2019 Neutron star mergers can provide new ‘cosmic ruler’ National Radio Astronomy Observatory Astronomers using National Science Foundation (NSF) radio telescopes have demonstrated how a combination of gravitational-wave…

Friday Funny – reflections on the greenhouse effect

After the essays in May on mirrors and light bulbs, I’ve been regularly poked and prodded via email for not wanting to engage “the slayers” anymore, or to do that…