Rare dead star found near Earth

Astronomers have spotted a space oddity in Earth’s neighbourhood – a dead star with some unusual characteristics.

The object, known as a neutron star, was studied using space telescopes and ground-based observatories.

But this one, located in the constellation Ursa Minor, seems to lack some key characteristics found in other neutron stars.

Full Story: BBC.

(via Notes from Somewhere Bizarre).

1 Comment

  1. All you astronomy buffs out there, you can now view the stars from Google Sky. I downloaded it today, and it’s pretty amazing. Also highly addictive (you’ve been warned). Here’s the link:

    http://earth.google.com/sky/index.html

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