Space

Journey to the Center of a Neutron Star

There are a lot of incredible things in space, but neutron stars are some of the most mind-blowing. From liquid plasma oceans on the surface to a possible neutron superfluid in the core — as you go deeper into a neutron star, the physics gets truly wild.

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Sources:
https://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/N/neutronstar.html
https://www.astro.princeton.edu/~burrows/classes/403/neutron.stars.pdf
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https://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.50.2066

The nuclear pasta phase


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Images:
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/20267
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:UY_Scuti_size_comparison_to_the_sun.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nucleus_drawing.svg
https://www.storyblocks.com/video/stock/stretching-plasma-kof8dul
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plasma_lamp_touching.jpg
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/pulsar-highly-magnetized-rotating-neutron-star-gm509664198-85892607
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/atomic-nucleus-gm506797889-45082606
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Neutron_star_cross_section-en.svg
https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11713

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