neutron stars


A neutron star is forme from the collapsed remnant of a massive star; i.e. a Type II, Type Ib or Type Ic supernova. Models predict that neutron stars consist mostly of neutrons, hence the name. Such stars are very hot, as supported by the Pauli exclusion principle indicating repulsion between neutrons. A neutron star is one of the few possible conclusions of stellar evolution.

Trivia about neutron stars

  • Unimaginably dense material is found in these "stars" named for subatomic particles