Tag: Gravitational Collapse

The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

The Line Between a Planet and a Star is Much Finer than you might Think

Scientists may have to reconsider the mass that a celestial object needs to have to initiate nuclear fusion. The term ‘Stellar Evolution’ refers to the process by which a star changes over the course of time. The lifetime of a star is inversely proportional to its mass. Consequently, massive stars live for a few million…

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Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

Hubble Discovered an Unusual Infrared Emission around a Neutron Star

The detection of infrared emission around RX J0806.4-4123 opens up a new chapter in the exploration of interstellar space. The collapsed core of a huge star, which has a total of between 10 and 29 solar masses before collapsing, is known as a Neutron Star. Generally, the mass of a neutron star ranges from 1.4…

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