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The ‘nuclear pasta’ in neutron stars could transform particle physics


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The ‘nuclear pasta’ in neutron stars could transform particle physics

Field notes from space-time | To learn more about the mysteries of quantum chromodynamics, we are probing the universe’s densest stars, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in her latest column Space | Comment 30 October 2019 By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein iStock/Getty Images PlusIN ABOUT 5 billion years, oursun – a pretty average-sized yellow star – will turn into a…

The ‘nuclear pasta’ in neutron stars could transform particle physics

Field notes from space-timeTo learn more about the mysteries of quantum chromodynamics, we are probing the universe’s densest stars, says Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in her latest column



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30 October 2019

By Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

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IN ABOUT 5 billion years, oursun – a pretty average-sized yellow star – will turn into a red giant, its outer layers expanding and consuming the solar system. Eventually, as the gas is blown off, it will become a planetary nebula and leave behind a very faint, very dense object called a white dwarf. A teaspoon of white dwarf material would weigh 5 tonnes here on Earth. Only quantum pressure between electrons stands between a white dwarf and black hole status.

While this might seem exotic, there is another, even more exciting end-of-life possibility for stars: the neutron star. …

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