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One of Odyssey’s instruments measures the neutrons kicked up from the martian surface by cosmic rays striking the planet.
But the authors conclude that the results would be heavy, neutron-rich atomic nuclei.
Such ultradense, spinning neutron stars created by supernovas could continue to generate magnetic power that would heat up the expanding gas left over from the supernova.
Like their twins, hypervelocity stars may explode too, leaving behind dense cores called neutron stars or matter-gobbling black holes.
This could allow neutron stars to gain enough mass to graduate to black-hole-dom or allow black holes to grow to larger masses.
Emerging from the explosion is one of the two densest objects known to the Universe: a neutron star or, if the original star is heavy enough, a black hole.
Chandra Observatory has detected over a dozen objects in Arp 299 that give off large amounts of x-rays, which NASA believes are either neutron stars or black holes.
Doing so posed the risk that neutrons emitted routinely by the metal in the rods would collide with the atoms of other particles, causing them to fission enough to provoke more collisions and begin an uncontrolled chain reaction of atom splitting.
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First Known Use: 1921See Words from the same year
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physics : a very small particle of matter that has no electrical charge and is part of the nucleus of all atoms except hydrogen atoms
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