Hints of a ‘missing’ neutron star found in the heart of a supernova

Evidence of a neutron star hidden deep inside Supernova 1987A Astronomers have helped solve the 33-year-old mystery, one of the brightest star blasts ever.

On February 23, 1987, astronomers noticed an incredibly bright stellar explosion, also known as a supernova. using the Atacama Large Millimeter / Submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers believe that they have discovered that the remnant of the explosion is a superdense corpse called a neutron star hidden within the dust of supernovae.