This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

One of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way just got even more wack. Scientists have measured the mass of a neutron star named PSR J0952-0607, and found that it’s the most massive neutron star discovered yet, clocking in at a whopping 2.35 times the mass of the Sun. If true, this is very … Read more

Astronomers Discover a Bizarre Spiral Object Swirling Around The Milky Way’s Center

Astronomers Discover a Bizarre Spiral Object Swirling Around The Milky Way’s Center

As if cracking open a cosmic Russian nesting doll, astronomers have peered into the center of the Milky Way and discovered what appears to be a miniature spiral galaxy, swirling daintily around a single large star. The star – located about 26,000 light-years from Earth near the dense and dusty galactic center – is about … Read more

A Rogue Black Hole Roaming Our Galaxy May Have Just Been Confirmed

A Rogue Black Hole Roaming Our Galaxy May Have Just Been Confirmed

The first detection of what appears to be a rogue black hole drifting through the Milky Way, revealed earlier this year, just got important validation. A second team of scientists, conducting a separate, independent analysis, has reached almost the same finding, adding weight to the idea that we’ve potentially identified a rogue black hole wandering … Read more

Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Sometimes it takes an animation on Twitter to truly understand – or at least begin to understand – the amazing diversity of worlds making up our Solar System. Enter planetary astronomer James O’Donoghue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Hey tweeted out a brief animation that starts off with the Ceres dwarf planet, and … Read more

McCarthy recorded telling GOP lawmakers Trump ‘bears responsibilities’ for Jan. 6 Capitol Hill Uprising

McCarthy recorded telling GOP lawmakers Trump ‘bears responsibilities’ for Jan.  6 Capitol Hill Uprising

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy responds to reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Dec. 3, 2021.J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated Press Rep. Kevin McCarthy, the House Republican leader, told GOP lawmakers in the days after the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol that former President Donald Trump acknowledged that he bore “some responsibility” … Read more