China Proposes New Calendar For Measuring Space Better
The calendar could use the year zero based on a pulsar signal, rather than using the Christian AD starting point.
Tiny Star Shoots Out Huge Beam of Matter, Antimatter 40 Trillion Miles Long
The record-breaking beam is emanating from a pulsar—a rapidly rotating, collapsed star with a strong magnetic field—located around 1,600 light-years from Earth.
Scientists Use Extreme Stars to Test Limits of Einstein's Greatest Theory
Physicists tried for 16 years to find flaws in Albert Einstein's ground-breaking theory of general relativity, which is the best description of gravity we have.
The Sun Could Be Dragging Earth Through a Vast Cosmic Tunnel In Space
The fact that the solar system could be traveling through a highly magnetized filament in space may also explain mysterious rope-like structures in the sky.
What Causes Mysterious Radio Bursts From Deep Space?
A newly discovered fast radio burst from within our galaxy confirms an exotic form of neutron star as one possible source of the highly energetic transmissions.
China's Enormous Alien-Hunting Telescope Is Now Fully Operational
The telescope consists of a single dish, which has a diameter of around 1,640 feet.
NASA Detects Record-breaking X-ray Burst From Massive Cosmic Explosion
The explosion occurred on the surface of a pulsar around 11,000 light-years away.
Deadly Pulsar Could Still Support Planetary Life
Super-thick atmospheres could be enough to cocoon planets from the rough neighborhood of these stars.
How Pulsar Discovery Changed Our Understanding of Space
Jocelyn Bell analyzed over 100 feet of data every day by eye before finding "scruff" on the chart records.
World's Biggest Radio Telescope Detects Two Pulsars
China's FAST telescope has been running for one year, and initial results are "encouraging," scientists say.
NASA's Voyager Missions Could Guide Aliens to Earth
The maps depict Earth's position relative to the sun, using pulsars that can remain active for billions of years.
LIGO Detects Second Gravitational Waves
Scientists expect to see many more black holes, as well as supernovas, neutron stars and possibly dark matter in coming years.