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Extreme-Gravity Stars

22 Aug 2017, 13:34 UTC
Extreme-Gravity Stars Stephan Rosswog

The lives of massive stars are characterized by companionship; these stars are almost always found in gravitationally bound pairs. Consequently, when they “die” (or rather after they are no longer able to maintain nuclear fusion within themselves) pairs of massive stars can leave behind a binary pair of bound compact objects. These compact objects, or extreme-gravity stars, can be white dwarfs, neutron stars, or black holes, depending on the stars’ initial masses.

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