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“Black widow” neutron star devoured its mate to become heaviest found yet

Enlarge / A spinning neutron star periodically swings its radio (green) and gamma-ray (magenta) beams past Eart. A black widow pulsar heats the facing side of its stellar partner to temperatures twice as hot as the Sun’s surface and slowly evaporates it. NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Astronomers have determined the heaviest neutron star known …

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A TikTok rival promised millions to Black creators. Now some are deep in debt.

Triller made its name recruiting talent with lavish perks. Now, dozens of influencers are struggling to get paid. ‘We were made to look like fools,’ one creator said. August 3, 2022 at 12:01 p.m. EDT David Warren, 22, in North Hollywood, Calif., on July 21. (Tavon Taylor for The Washington Post) Comment on this story …

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This Record-Breaking ‘Black Widow’ Pulsar Is The Most Massive Neutron Star Yet

One of the most extreme stars in the Milky Way just got even more wack. Scientists have measured the mass of a neutron star named PSR J0952-0607, and found that it’s the most massive neutron star discovered yet, clocking in at a whopping 2.35 times the mass of the Sun.   If true, this is …

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Gluttonous cosmic ‘black widow’ is heaviest-known neutron star

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Astronomers have observed the most massive known example of an object called a neutron star, one classified as a “black widow” that got particularly hefty by gobbling up most of the mass of a stellar companion trapped in an unhappy cosmic marriage. The researchers said the neutron star, wildly spinning …

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A Black Hole can Tear a Neutron Star Apart in Less Than 2 Seconds

Almost seven years ago (September 14th, 2015), researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravitational waves (GWs) for the first time. Their results were shared with the world six months later and earned the discovery team the Noble Prize in Physics the following year. Since then, a total of 90 signals have been …

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DOJ: Buffett company discriminated against Black homebuyers

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania mortgage company owned by billionaire businessman Warren Buffett’s company discriminated against potential Black and Latino homebuyers in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware, the Department of Justice said Wednesday, in what is being called the second-largest redlining settlement in history. Trident Mortgage Co., a division of Berkshire Hathaway’s HomeServices of …

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