The mystery of Tabby's Star is so compelling that more than 1,700 people donated over $100,000 through a Kickstarter campaign in support of dedicated ground-based telescope time to observe and gather more data on the star through a network of telescopes around the world.
It is theoretically possible that habitable planets exist around pulsars. According to new research, such planets must have an enormous atmosphere that converts the deadly x-rays and high energy particles of the pulsar into heat.
Researchers have discovered for the first time a Z-shaped structure in a microquasar, a small scale version of a radio galaxy. This discovery has interesting consequences for some of these radio galaxies that have been assumed to date as gravitational wave emitters.