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Merging Neutron Stars and Emerging Particle Tracks

New insights into neutron star matter: combining heavy ion experiments and nuclear theory

Artist’s rendering showing the simulation of the merger of two neutron stars (left) and the traces of emerging particles visible during a collision of heavy ions (right) which creates matter under similar conditions in the laboratory . Credit: Tim Dietrich, Arnaud Le Fevre, Kees Huyser; background: ESA/Hubble, Sloan Digital Sky Survey Combination of heavy ion …

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Strange radio-emitting neutron star found in stellar graveyard

Artist’s impression of the pulsar 76s (in magenta) compared to other faster spinning sources. Credit: Danielle Futselaar An international team of astronomers has discovered a strange radio transmitter[{” attribute=””>neutron star, which rotates extremely slowly, completing one rotation every 76 seconds. The team of researchers says it is an unusual discovery as it resides in the …

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