Tag: Magnetar

Astronomers Are Reporting The Brightest Supernova Ever Observed, A Real Record-Breaker

Supernova shining with the light of 570 billion suns is the brightest ever observed. The massive supernova challenges theories about how giant stars die, researchers say.

Space January 15, 2016

Mysterious Fast Radio Bursts May Have Starquake Origins

Astronomers studied fast radio bursts, or the mysterious pulses that likely hailed from a highly magnetized region of space and linked to a recent supernova. The blast was recorded by the Green Bank Telescope and gave insight into this phenomenon baffling scientists for nearly a decade.

Space December 3, 2015

This Week In Space: Signs Of Life And Love In Our Solar System

From our solar system’s center to its furthest reaches and beyond, exciting news abounded this week in space. And not all of it was completely true.

Space July 10, 2015

Scientists spot magnetar 16,000 light years away. It's more magnetic than your favorite Hollywood celebrities.

The latest discovery of a magnetar may hold the key in solving the age-old quandary of this rarity that has baffled astronomers for nearly 35 years.

Space May 17, 2014

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