Cassiopeia A: NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core - Cassiopeia A (Cas A for short) is a supernova remnant located about 11,000 light years away from Earth. - Observations taken over a decade show significant cooling in the dense core left behind after the explosion. - Credit - NASA/CXC/UNAM/Ioffe/D.Page,P.Shternin et al
A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The library hosts several telescope programs throughout the year. Come gaze through our Dobsonian reflector the next time we're out!
This sequence illustrates a model for the formation of a short-duration gamma-ray burst to become a powerful kilonova explosion. Here, two neutron stars circle one another and ultimately collide to kick out highly radioactive material. This material heat
Astronomers Find Closest Neutron Star. Artist's illustration of an "isolated neutron star"--a neutron star that does not have an associated supernova remnant, binary companion or radio pulsations. The object, located in the constellation Ursa Minor, is nicknamed Calvera, after the villain in the movie "The Magnificent Seven."