Neutron stars' mountains make molehills look huge

2021-07-21

Features that amount to mountains on neutron stars are not even a millimeter high, according to new models created by astrophysicists, who presented their findings at the National Astronomy Meeting hosted by the Royal Astronomical Society. New calculations took into consideration a neutron star's core, crust and ocean in order to find the first breaking point of the elastic crust, researchers say.

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