According to a new interpretation of the spin data on pulsars that has been collected during the last 50+ years, it is shown on this website that there is a completely new explanation of what causes supernova explosions. It is found that there must exist a huge population of neutron stars in the Milky Way and all other galaxies that explain both supernova explosions and the existence of a large supply of dark matter that may be able to be used to address other unsolved astronomical issues.
It turns out that instead of a pulsar being created as the result of a supernova explosion, that exactly the opposite is true: i.e. that it is the pulsar that is spun up as part of a binary star system that causes its companion to explode in a supernova.
In addition, the result of this discovery is that dark matter has been discovered to consist of hundreds of billions of neutron stars that are traveling through the Milky Way galaxy along with normal stars and occasionally colliding with a normal star and becoming bound in a binary which is the pre-cursor to a supernova explosion.
This web site, secretofthepulsars.com, explains all this in detail that is intended to be straight-forward to understand by people who have some interest in pulsars and supernovae and have knowledge of a bit of physics and astronomy, at the level one might have to read astronomy magazines or other consumer-level scientific literature.
January 27, 2021
Analogy: “You can’t go down the up escalator!”
In science, it is generally useful to come up with easy-to-understand analogies, or metaphors that relate to the subject being discussed. In this context what we are trying to do is come up with an analogy that helps us understand the problems with: the existing theory of pulsars (which we refer to as the NS-Creation […]Read More
January 19, 2021
What is the “secret” of the pulsars?
The “secret” of the pulsars is rooted in a fundamental contradiction between the spin data of observed neutron star pulsars and the current theory (NS-Creation) that is used to explain the existence of pulsars. The pulsar spin data can be generally characterized as falling in two broad categories: There are relatively fast spinning pulsars that […]Read More
December 17, 2020
How NS-Capture explains “Extreme Supernovae”
In the December 2020 issue of Scientific American (sciam), there is a cover story on “Extreme Supernovae” with subtitle: “Bizarre stellar explosions challenge our understanding of how stars live and die” The article, itself, is entitled: “Strange Supernovae Upend Expectations” by author: Anna Y.Q.Ho This post describes how the Neutron Star Capture Theory (NS-Capture) explains […]Read More
May 1, 2020
Why the P/P-dot diagram supports the NS-Capture Theory
If the NS-Creation theory is used to create the pulsars that become part of X-ray Binaries, then there should be evidence of radio binary pulsars where a fast binary pulsar is slow down. No such observations exist.Read More