The dynamic duo: Jupiter’s independently pulsating X-ray aurorae
X-rays reveal temperament of possible planet-hosting stars
Rapid changes point to origin of ultra-fast black hole winds
The brightest, farthest pulsar in the universe
Mind the gap: ‘Rapid Burster’ behaviour explained
Scientists observing a curious neutron star in a binary system known as the ‘Rapid Burster’ may have solved a forty-year-old mystery surrounding its puzzling X-ray bursts. They discovered that its magnetic field creates a gap around the star, largely preventing it from feeding on matter from its stellar companion.
Black hole meal sets record for duration and size
Hubble reveals galaxy gas flow and star birth regulated by black-hole jets
Astronomers have uncovered a unique process for how the universe’s largest elliptical galaxies continue making stars long after their peak years of star birth. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revealed brilliant knots and chains of hot, blue stars forming along the jets of active black holes found in the centres of giant elliptical galaxies.