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An artist's impression of an asteroid breaking up

Asteroids are pounding a pulsar

Radio astronomers have found evidence that a tiny star called PSR J0738-4042 is being pounded by asteroids – large lumps of rock in space.

The pulsar and its companion star

The ‘missing link’ pulsar

CSIRO radio telescopes in Australia and other ground and space-based instruments, have spotted a small star undergoing a radical transformation.

Artist's visualisation of the pulsar and its orbiting planet

‘The Dish’ finds a ‘diamond planet’

Astronomers think they’ve found a planet that was once a star, and is made of diamond.

Artist's impression of a pulsar

Taking the pulse of the universe

CSIRO and NASA scientists are working to unlock the secrets of pulsars.