What element is a neutron star made of?


What element is a neutron star made of?

Neutron Stars:

Neutron stars are the smallest, densest stars. They form when a star collapses but is too small to form a black hole. The originating star is a supernova, and when it collapses, the protons and electrons become neutrons.

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Neutron stars are not made of an element but rather are predominantly made of a subatomic particle. As the name suggests, neutron stars are believed...

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Life Cycle of Neutron Stars


Chapter 11 / Lesson 10

Neutron stars have life cycles that include being born after a supernova explosion and experiencing extreme pressure that causes protons and electrons to combine into neutrons. Explore neutron star formation and density, white dwarfs, back holes, and pulsars.

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