Exploring a hidden population of exotic neutron stars

Magnetars – the dense remains of dead stars that erupt sporadically with bursts of high-energy radiation - are some of the most extreme objects known in the Universe.

Rare explosion may have created Milky Way's youngest black hole

New data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory indicates that a highly distorted supernova remnant may contain the most recent black hole formed in our Milky Way galaxy.