Astronomy Cast

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Astronomy Cast brings you a weekly fact-based journey through the cosmos.


Episode 38: Neutron Stars and their Exotic Cousins

May 28th, 2007

Episode 38 of 460 episodes

Huge stars become black holes, and small stars become white dwarfs. But medium-sized stars can become neutron stars; exotic objects that overcome the nuclear force holding protons and electrons apart. What was once the size of a star is compressed down to only a few dozen kilometres across.

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