Are double-humped super-luminous supernovae happening when a neutron star converts to a quark star?
The 2012 discovery of the Higgs boson, or.
Two groups of astronomers say they have found superdense objects even smaller and weirder than neutron stars, and made of a substance like nothing else in the universe.
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In a neutron star (left), the quarks that comprise the neutrons are confined inside the neutrons. In a quark star(right), the quarks are free, so they take up less space and the diameter of the star is smaller. (Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.
Artist illustration of supernova. Credit: NASA An exploding star in our home galaxy might be visible to Earth in the next 50 years, astronomers say in a new calculation of the odds of a nearby supernova.
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Astronomers have theorized there could be an intermediate stage between neutron stars and black holes called quark stars.