The biggest neutron star

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brian livesey
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The biggest neutron star

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The largest neutron star known has been discovered by astronomers. The star is dubbed the “black widow” because it draws material from its closest stellar companion and flings it into space.
The star’s mass is some 2.35 times that of the Sun, making it almost dense enough to collapse into a black hole, and it spins at 707 times per second.
“The heavier the neutron star, the denser the material in its core,” said Rodger Romani of Stanford University, a co-author of the research published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters
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