NASA Satellite Pins Down Timer In Stellar Ticking Time Bomb

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Astronomy & Space

Astronomers have discovered a timing mechanism that allows them to predict exactly when a superdense star will unleash incredibly powerful explosions. The explosions occur on a neutron star, which is a city-sized remnant of a giant star that exploded in a supernova. But despite the neutron star’s small size, it contains more material than our sun.

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