A bright flash of high-energy gamma rays heralds the merger of two dense neutron stars. What’s left behind? For the first time, authors have detected a follow-up radio burst which may hint at the nature of the merger’s remnant.
Black holes are powerful enough to rip apart stars caught in their orbit– but we’ve seen the signals from a few of these disruptive events repeat. What happens when a black hole only eats part of a star?
Today’s bite describes BOINC, a program which runs scientific computing jobs on your computer while it’s idle. Read on to learn how you can contribute to cutting edge research by walking away from your computer!
A bright source of radio pulses appeared for 20 minutes, but hasn’t been seen before or since. How could we possibly learn more about it? Read today’s bite to find out!
Today’s authors spotted the emission from a pulsar that hasn’t been seen in almost 20 years. Why has it been hiding, and what can we learn about it?