New method to measure neutron star size uses modeling based on thermonuclear explosions

Posted by on November 22, 2017 3:30 pm
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Neutron stars are made out of cold ultra-dense matter. How this matter behaves is one of the biggest mysteries in modern nuclear physics. Researchers developed a new method for measuring the radius of neutron stars which helps them to understand what happens to the matter inside the star under extreme pressure.

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