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Strange Whirling Neutron Star Spotted in the Milky Way

A few months ago, a space telescope dubbed Swift spotted a burst of radiation from halfway across our galaxy.  The newly found X-ray source, called Swift J1818.0-1607, was discovered to be a magnetar. Such a cosmic feature is a rare...

Researchers Have Managed to Measure the Spin of a Black Hole

A black hole can be simply described, according to our current understanding, by only three factors: its mass, its rotation, and its electric charge. Although it might have taken shape from an intricate combination of matter and energy, all the...