Cassiopeia A: NASA'S Chandra Finds Superfluid in Neutron Star's Core - Cassiopeia A (Cas A for short) is a supernova remnant located about 11,000 light years away from Earth. - Observations taken over a decade show significant cooling in the dense core left behind after the explosion. - Credit - NASA/CXC/UNAM/Ioffe/D.Page,P.Shternin et al
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!
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.