Christmas at Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg

Today is the birthday of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe. He lived from 1546 to 1601, where he died in Prague. He discovered SN1572, which we today know is a supernova, but back then he thought to have discovered a new star. For this reason he published the famous "De Stella Nova" in 1573, which … Continue reading Christmas at Tycho Brahe’s Uraniborg

Are Stellar Zombies Real?

The recent attention on the neutron star merger GW170817 has made many people, who would not otherwise come across astronomy online, curious about space and specifically gravitational waves sources like neutron stars. I love this type of star so what is more fitting than to spread the love. I previously presented you three crazy features in neutron stars, one of them being the accreting nature in binary systems - and these are exactly the systems we will look into here.