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The Millisecond Pulsar Catalogue has been updated: 65 pulsar ephemeris updated, 1 new pulsar added. Total pulsars: 350 (NOTE: 351–> 350 as one pulsar was redundant). Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave

The Super-Massive Black Hole Stays on a Diet

At the very center of our galaxy lives a gigantic black hole with a mass more than four million times that of the Sun. The existence of such an immense monster does not constitute an anomaly in our Universe but rather… Continue Reading →

The Millisecond Pulsar Catalogue has been updated: 65 pulsar ephemeris updated, 0 new pulsars added.

The Millisecond Pulsar Catalogue has been updated: 65 pulsar ephemeris updated, 0 new pulsars added. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave

What Are Neutron Stars Made Of?

The wonderful discovery of the Higgs boson announced at CERN in July 2012, has represented another big leap forward for the Standard Model of particle physics that explains how elementary particles behave in the microscopic world. The Large Hadron Collider, the… Continue Reading →

The Physics of Neutron Stars

The 10th edition of the conference “The Physics of Neutron Stars” will be held this summer (July 28 – August 1) in St. Petersburg, Russia.  St. Petersburg is a beautiful city with a great history and is home to the Ioffe… Continue Reading →

Rethinking Neutron Stars

The last weeks have been very exciting for neutron star astrophysics. In particular, there is news that has the potential to strongly change the way we think about neutron stars. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave

Did a Meteorite Almost Hit a Skydiver?

Update (09-Apr): It seems that the rock in the parachute hypothesis has now been accepted as the correct explanation. One of the video-makers believes so too. Here a summary from the Dutch nrc.nl (in Dutch!). Today I watched an astonishing… Continue Reading →

A new major update has been done on the millisecond pulsar catalogue. We count now 350 radio millisecond pulsars and 15 accreting millisecond pulsars.  Updates will (hopefully) be made every first of the month.   Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave

Cosmic Inflation and Primordial Gravitational Waves

Two days ago the BICEP2 collaboration has made an astonishing announcement: the first direct evidence of cosmic inflation has been found. Share on FacebookTweetFollow usSave

The Deadly Spider Has Been Found!

A few days ago (Feb. 5th) I wrote a post about a special source, named XSS J12270-4859, a cryptic name behind a binary system composed of a neutron star and a normal companion star slightly less massive than our Sun…. Continue Reading →

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