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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.

Crab Nebula

Happy birthday, Crab Nebula!

Famous supernova went off almost 1,000 years ago, leaving a glowing cloud in its wake

The Crab Nebula

The Case of the Cosmic Crab

Famous Crab Nebula keeps astronomers guessing after emitting ‘superflares’

Artist's impression of a pulsar

Taking the pulse of the universe

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

Artist's impression of the J1749 system

Crushed star puts Einstein to the test

X-ray flashes reveal a superdense star slowly eating its neighbour.