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Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse

30 Mar 2020, 05:00 UTC
Electron-eating neon causes star to collapse Detlef Hartmann

An international team of researchers has found that neon inside a certain massive star can eat so many electrons in the core, a process called electron capture, which causes the star to collapse into a neutron star and produce a supernova.

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