45: Biggest Neutron Star Ever!


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Things we talked about in this episode:

The Nature Astronomy paper

NASA’s site on neutron stars, pulsars and magnetars

Video on white dwarf stars by Kurzgesagt

Electron degeneracy

Chandrasekhar and his Limit

The 100m Greenbank Radio Observatory

Degenerate matter

Jocelyn Bell Burnell and LGM-1

Neutron star limit, known as the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit

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