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Hot pasta helps hot, angry neutron stars cool down



Neutron stars are the angry ghost of giant stars: hot, rotating exotic cores thing left after supernovas. Like thermos full of hot noodle soup, eons need to be cooled. But now, researchers think they know how these stars do it: with a giant helping pasta.

No, these ultradense stellar corpses are not filled with spaghetti. Instead, neutron stars cool down by releasing ethereal particles known as neutrinos. And the new study shows that they did that work thanks to an intervening object known as nuclear pasta, a vibrant, coiled material in which almost all atoms, but not all together. This nuclear filling structure creates low-density regions within the stars, allowing neutrinos, and heat, to escape.


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