This ‘Black Widow’ pulsar is the most massive neutron star to date

One of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way is getting even more excited. Scientists have measured the mass of a neutron star called PSR J0952-0607, and found it to be the most massive neutron star discovered so far, at 2.35 times the mass of the Sun. If true, this is very close to … Read more

Physicists have simulated the primitive quantum structure of our universe

Long enough peer in the sky, and the universe begins to resemble a city at night. Galaxies take on the characteristics of streetlights crammed into neighborhoods of dark matter, linked to highways of gas that run along the shores of intergalactic nothingness. This map of the universe was predetermined, drawn up in the tiniest moments … Read more