Tags: Pulsar

Chandra images the brightest known pulsar

Thursday, July 22, 2021: NASA’s X-ray space telescope Chandra has obtained new images of the brightest pulsar in the sky. The M82 X-2 pulsar, a fast spinning neutron star, is located...

On the pulse of pulsars and polar light

Faced with the tragic loss of the Arecibo observatory in Puerto Rico and the often prohibitive cost of satellite missions, astronomers are searching for savvy alternatives to continue answering fundamental...

What’s a double pulsar?

You would not be wrong if you thought that a «pulsar» sounds like a great addition to your weekend rave. (You live in 1995.) A pulsar does kind of resemble...