Telescope “sunglasses” reveal brightest extragalactic pulsar ever found

Astronomers have discovered what may be the brightest pulsar in the sky. Despite its intense light the pulsar has long evaded detection, and was only revealed thanks to a telescope equipped with some cosmic “sunglasses.”Continue ReadingCategory: Space,… Continue reading Telescope “sunglasses” reveal brightest extragalactic pulsar ever found

New data reveals secrets of million-light-year-wide “odd radio circles”

Astronomers may be a step closer to solving a cosmic mystery known as odd radio circles (ORCs). New images, captured by the MeerKAT radio telescope, are the clearest and most detailed yet taken of an ORC, helping to narrow down the list of suspects as … Continue reading New data reveals secrets of million-light-year-wide “odd radio circles”