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Neutron Star

Larry Niven

Neutron Star

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Published by Del Rey .
Written in English

    Subjects:
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  • Nonfiction - General

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesKnown Space (3)
    The Physical Object
    FormatMass Market Paperback
    Number of Pages285
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL10683228M
    ISBN 100345283783
    ISBN 109780345283788

    The theory, he said, was that in the violence of the neutron-star collision, heavier elements that form as subatomic particles are smashed together. The LAT may find several dozen new examples of pulsar wind nebulae, and provide much more detailed observations of the only example seen by EGRET: the one surrounding the pulsar in the Crab Nebula. Tanvir said the formation of elements is in one sense a well-understood process. Scientists with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory LIGO and Virgo collaborations have announced the detection of a second pair of neutron stars that went bump in the night. While Hubble saw optical and infrared light from hot debris associated with the kilonova, Chandra saw an X-ray afterglow on Aug.

    The power from the supernova that birthed it gives the star an extremely quick rotation, causing it to spin several times in a second. Since they are intelligent, the cheela have roughly the same complexity as humans. These cosmic ripples in space-time would take energy away from the rapidly orbiting stars, and eventually the neutron stars would collide and merge. Given estimates of how many such binaries are in the universe, and how much matter the neutron stars flung out, "It seems that we can account for all the heavy elements past iron. There are two reasons for this shortfall. Image credit: Shutterstock Research on neutron stars Researchers have considered using the stable, clock-like pulses of neutron stars to aid in spacecraft navigation, much like GPS beams help guide people on Earth.

    These cosmic ripples in space-time would take energy away from the rapidly orbiting stars, and eventually the neutron stars would collide and merge. This stellar collision created heavy elements such as platinum, uranium and gold. You can unsubscribe at any time and we'll never share your details without your permission. Astronomers expect this network to detect up to hundreds of black hole mergers every month, and up to a dozen neutron star mergers a year. If a neutron star is part of a binary system that survived the deadly blast from its supernova or if it captured a passing companionthings can get even more interesting.


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Neutron Star book

Ausfaller informs Shaeffer that if he does not attempt the mission he will be sent to debtors prisonand that if he attempts to escape in the ship the bomb will be detonated within a week — well before he could even reach another planet, let alone find a buyer for the ship.

This observation showed that neutron stars seem to have those conditions, he added. More from Space Ordinary stars maintain their spherical shape because the heaving gravity of their gigantic mass tries to pull their gas toward a central point, but is balanced by the energy from nuclear fusion in their cores, which exerts an outward pressure, according to NASA.

The supernova that gives rise to a neutron star imparts a great deal of energy to the compact object, causing it to rotate on its axis between 0. The Swift ultraviolet and optical telescope imaged the event about 15 hours after other observatories detected the gravitational waves and gamma-ray burst on Aug.

Once data collection stops in April, though, the detectors will undergo upgrades to their sensitivity. The research also provided the first solid evidence that neutron-star collisions are the source of much of the universe's gold, platinum and other heavy elements. Additional resources: Watch: " What is a Neutron Star?

Sign Up for e-mail newsletters Get breaking space news and the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more! The kilonova is visible here to the upper left of the very bright galactic center, and appears as a golden-yellow spot.

Neutron stars pack an extremely strong gravitational pull, much greater than Earth's.

Gravitational Waves from Second Neutron

The delay for Processing of the signals will also be sped up, so that alerts can be sent out mere seconds after an event occurs, compared to the several minutes required now. Baade and Zwicky suggested that the release of the gravitational binding energy of the neutron stars powers the supernova: "In the supernova process, mass in bulk is annihilated".

It is thus the only warship ever constructed by the cowardly and paranoid alien race — a prize beyond value and a perfect means of escape. Whether such bizarre molecules could exist and combine in ways complex enough to give rise to life is not known.

The heavy elements thrown out by this neutron-star pair million years ago might eventually end up in new planets, as well. The density of the star is like that of the nucleus of an atom. It includes an advanced sensor package, a high-powered thruster, and a high-powered laser.

They have a mass of about twice that of the Sun. Continue Reading.Jan 04,  · A high mass star becomes a black hole.

But in between, a star becomes a neutron star. In this video we talk about which stars become neutron stars, and the physics behind their formation. A neutron star is a very small and dense star made almost completely of neutrons.

They are small stars with a radius of about 11– kilometres. They have a mass of about twice that of the Sun. They are the smallest and densest stars known to exist in the Universe.

They are what is left of a huge star which exploded as a supernova. Dec 12,  · New book chronicles the space program; From its perch on the exterior of the International Space Station, the Neutron star Interior Composition.

Neutron stars are the most compact astronomical objects in the universe which are accessible by direct observation. Studying neutron stars means studying physics in regimes unattainable in any terrestrial laboratory.

Understanding their observed complex phenomena requires a wide range of. 4. The wrong kind of neutron star could wreak havoc on Earth. Neutron stars can be dangerous because of their strong fields. If a neutron star entered our solar system, it could cause chaos, throwing off the orbits of the planets and, if it got close enough, even raising tides that would rip the planet apart.

Questions and Answers about Neutron Stars Note that many of these were sent to Cole Miller personally after reading his neutron star page, rather than all of the .