Neutron star discovered that’s almost too massive to exist

Neutron star discovered that’s almost too massive to exist

Astronomers from the West Virginia University have successfully identified the biggest neutron star in history. Astronomers say the star is at the limit of collapsing itself into a black hole. Nicknamed J0740+6620, the star was detected some 4,600 light years from Earth and has been measured at more than twice the mass of the sun.

porcus 5 months

I really would like newsvoice to have a science section. Far more interesting to me than seeing endless articles about smart phones.

Do NOT 5 months

Gravity is not a pulling force. It is a pushing force. Gravity comes from all sides and pushes objects together. This is why neutron stars can get so big. I am right. You are going to find out that mere compression is not enough to create a black hole. Dimensional size matters. And you are going to find out that gravity has an upper limit no matter how massive an object becomes, it’s gravity will level off. This will astound and confuse you to no end, and it’s all because Newton had it backwards.

Max Bants
Max Bants 5 months

"more than twice the mass of the sun" really doesn't seem like much for something on the cusp of becoming a black hole.

Leo Miggel
Leo Miggel 5 months

I love how we talk in present tense whenever astronomy news roll out. "it's at the verge of becoming a black hole and is 4600 lights years away". Yes, for all we know that star has been a black hole for the least 4 milenia.

Bernhard Scholtz
Bernhard Scholtz 5 months

We are fucked if that thing gets near us

Der Rikmeister
Der Rikmeister 5 months

Actual Footage!

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