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Neither a neutron star so massive nor a black hole with such a low mass has ever been discovered.
Carbon fibers, which are generally woven into a fabric, possess desirable qualities such as high tensile strength, low mass, high temperature tolerance, and low thermal expansion.
The low mass can be attributed to the carbon composite bodywork and the aluminum structure, as well as extensive use of carbon fiber throughout the minimalist cabin.
Besides its lower mass, the GTS coupe's Roomba-like ground-hugging stance looks menacing with the satin black center-lock wheels.
The two neutron stars that merged here have a relatively low mass: they were estimated at about 1.1 to 1.6 times the mass of the Sun, compared to black holes that have been greater than 20 solar masses.
The object still syphons gas off its companion (typically a low mass star) and gathers up mass over tens of thousands of years before shredding this again, repeating the explosion.
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