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.
(via Notes from Somewhere Bizarre).
August 22, 2007 at 3:37 pm
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: