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The size of a normal neutron star
What is a Neutron star? It is nothing but a piece of matter with a nuclear density somewhere in the distant or near space. At this stage, the scientific community is more interested not in what such an object is, but how it was formed...
In mass, a neutron star is about the same as an average star, but in size it is only an object with a diameter of several kilometers.
Previously, scientists have put forward the idea that the diameter of a neutron star on average is in the range between 19 and 27 kilometers. Perhaps it was impossible to measure the diameter more accurately somehow:))
I think that by giving out such parameters, scientists have quite accurately determined the approximate diameter of a standard neutron star. The distance to such an object from Earth is still very, very significant, and to see an object of 12 km in size at a distance of hundreds of thousands of light-years from the observer is not a joke.
Some time passed and scientists even more accurately determined the parameters of the neutron star!
After processing the latest data from some ground-based observatories, the astronomers of the Institute of Gravitational Physics named after Max Planck and the Albert Einstein Institute came to the conclusion that the parameters of the neutron star can be slightly narrowed and the accuracy as a result is almost twice as high as before.
A standard neutron star is about 1.4 times the mass of our Sun, and the radius of a neutron-density object is only 11 km. And now more accurate data show that neutron stars have a diameter of about 20.8 to 23.8 km in the aisles.
Usually, a neutron star is what remains after a supernova explosion, just what remains when a star sheds its outer shell and shrinks its iron core to nuclear density. During compression, destructive processes occur in the iron core, protons and neutrons are destroyed to bricks in the form of neutrons.
True, there is a certain peculiarity, if the mass of the star is approximately between 1-3 times the mass of the Sun, then everything turns out, but if it is more, then the probability that a black hole, rather than a neutron star, will appear increases catastrophically.
What actually happens in the heart of such objects is not known to anyone, no matter what scientists write on this topic, all this is at least not really, because it is simply not possible to study such things remotely.
If the sizes of the stars are different, then a neutron star of different sizes can appear from them? Or is it still not real in our world?
First of all, to find out what and in what sizes the output will turn out, you need to know what kind of thermonuclear processes are going on in the belly of the studied star?
In general, you can argue for a long time and in fact everything will be completely different from what the mathematical model describes, and all just because a person can not yet get to a neutron star and make objective analyses of it.
Mathematicians believe that a neutron star is a whole nucleus in which there are only neutrons, and there is nothing else there.
In general, it seems to me that all attempts to study this object and somehow systematize it rest on the elementary lack of the possibility of directly using the available objective methods to study this object. If everything is so, then everything that is written on this topic now is another new fiction in the topic called "Neutron Star".
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