What Do You Get When Two Neutron Stars Collide?

What Do You Get When Two Neutron Stars Collide?

Illustration: NASA/CXC/M.WeissWhen two neutron stars collide and merge, what do you get? A beefier neutron star or a tiny black hole? A May 2018 paper looking into last year's historic neutron star collision suggests the latter. Scientists had theorized that such bursts were triggered by two neutron stars colliding, and through the analysis of GW170817, they confirmed the neutron star merger scenario. Guinness Might Be Interested in This Record-breaking Black HoleIf the neutron star collision created a more massive neutron star, that object would have been rapidly rotating and possessing an immense magnetic field.

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