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Oh! Why am I falling?

A young man, sitting idly in the laps of his garden and an apple strikes his head. The story sounds familiar, right? It indeed is and the young man I speak of is none other than the great Isaac Newton. 3,085 more words


Mini review: “Neutron Star” by Larry Niven

I’m not a big reader of science fiction (the last books were the excellent Ender’s Game and Hugh Howey’s Wool) but I have been thinking of reading Larry Niven’s Ringworld for a while.   325 more words


From AAS NOVA: "What Do You Get When Two Neutron Stars Merge?"

Amercan Astronomical Society

28 October 2015
Susanna Kohler

Illustration of a binary neutron star system in the process of merging. The remnant formed by this merger could be either a neutron star or a black hole, determining whether it launches a gamma-ray burst. 481 more words

Basic Research

Not just any old remnant

This is a Supernova Remnant

A supernova remnant (SNR) is the structure resulting from the explosion of a star in a supernova. The supernova remnant is bounded by an expanding  277 more words


One Hundred Quintillion Years

Not taking into account the first 10,000,000,000 years, the following events make up a very brief overview of the next 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years:


Stellar End Points - Black Holes

As more mass is accumulated, equilibrium against gravitational collapse reaches its breaking point. The star’s pressure is insufficient to counterbalance gravity and a catastrophic gravitational collapse occurs in milliseconds. 217 more words


Stellar End Points - Neutron Stars

In certain binary stars containing a white dwarf, mass is transferred from the companion star onto the white dwarf, eventually pushing it over the Chandrasekhar limit… 339 more words