A cosmic ‘blob’ finds a neutron star that was lacking for an extended time

A cosmic dust cloud’s bright spot — nicknamed the blob — hints at the presence of a neutron star. Credit: Phil Cigan Astronomy and astrophysics 26 November 2019 A celebrity supernova’s absent feature has stumped astronomers for more than 30 years. Astronomers might have found the long-lost cinder of a conflagration that left them spellbound…