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a star that has collapsed under its own gravity

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By analyzing X rays generated by the rumblings of a neutron star 40,000 light-years from Earth, astronomers have estimated the thickness of the dense star's crust.
If this happens, it would leave the binary system with one of the three scenarios: two black holes, two neutron stars, or one black hole and one neutron star.
NASAs Neutron Star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER) mission arrived at the International Space Station this week, and will begin observing neutron stars after its installation as an external payload.
But there are also high-B pulsars (B is the symbol used for the magnetic field), falling somewhere between those two, and the X-ray Isolated Neutron Stars (XINSs), a mouthful that designates the radioquiet, oldest, and coolest stellar corpses.
It completed a spin every two hours, while other neutron stars have been known to spin several times in just a second.
Gaining insights into the nature of the field around neutron stars especially those in ULXs - is a key goal for the community and this discovery is one major step towards that goal.
Some 300 million years from now, the two neutron stars in the Hulse-Taylor binary will collide and merge.
The gravitational wave signal was emitted from the collision of two neutron stars 130 million light-years from Earth.
Only really massive objects, like neutron stars and black holes, create waves that are detectable.
If the stars are large enough, then at the end of their life they explode and they leave behind neutron star cores, and the neutron stars will continue orbiting each other.
A Physics World article explains that some scientists thought the answer was certain types of supernovae, and later folks changed their mind and thought it was colliding neutron stars.
The conventional interpretation for the observed Dirac-delta-shape pulse-like radio emission was based on the lighthouse model of pulsars as fast rotating neutron stars [9-12].
Thorne-Zytkow objects (TZOs) are hybrids of red supergiant and neutron stars that superficially resemble normal red supergiants, such as Betelguese in the constellation Orion.
Astrophysicists believe that a crash between two neutron stars, the dense, neutron-rich cores left over after massive stars explode, released the 0.
A new supercomputer simulation shows the collision of two neutron stars can naturally produce the magnetic structures thought to power the high-speed particle jets associated with short gamma-ray bursts (GRBs).