News tagged with neutron

Discovery of the companions of millisecond pulsars

When a star with a mass of roughly ten solar masses finishes its life, it does so in a spectacular explosion known as a supernova, leaving behind as remnant "ash" a neutron star. Neutron stars have masses of one-to-several ...

dateSep 28, 2015 in Astronomy
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New method to better understand atomic nuclei

The precise structure of atomic nuclei is an old problem that has not been fully solved yet, and it also constitutes a current research focus in the field of natural sciences. Together with colleagues from Bonn University, ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in General Physics
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Explainer: What is a neutron star?

Neutron stars are arguably the most exotic objects in the universe. Like one of those annoying friends who seemingly must overachieve in every aspect of life, neutron stars exceed in almost every category: surface gravity; ...

dateSep 01, 2015 in Astronomy
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