A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula
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!
Virtual Trips to Black Holes and Neutron Stars Page http://apod.nasa.gov/htmltest/rjn_bht.html Ever wonder what it would look like to travel to a black hole? A neutron star? If so, you might find this page interesting. Here you will find descriptions and MPEG movies that take you on such exciting trips. These movies are scientifically accurate computer animations made with strict adherence to Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.
Charles Q. Choi, Space.com Contributor: The crusts of neutron stars — cosmic cousins of black holes — possess a weird form of matter known as 'nuclear pasta.' Caption: An artist's impression of a neutron star. The cosmic object's 'nuclear pasta' would be located between the crust and the outer core of the neutron star. Credit: NASA/Dana Berry
An unknown radio signal, which may have come from a black hole, colliding neutron stars (or – for those who ‘believe’ – alien life), has been picked up by astronomers live for the first time ever. Its origins remain mysterious.
Identity of Puzzling Star Revealed Credit: NASA/CXC/Southampton/W.Ho;NASA/CXC/M.Weiss A Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, with an artist's impression of the neutron star at the center of the remnant. The discovery of a carbon atmosphere on this neutron star resolves a ten-year old mystery surrounding this object.