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2003-Jul-30, 08:48 PM
SUMMARY: Many of the stars that we see in globular star clusters are actually binary stars, formed when two stars get caught in each other's gravity. But new research from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory shows that there are many more binary objects which are stars orbiting a neutron star or white dwarf. Chandra can detect the unique x-ray signature that a neutron star gives off, which is invisible in an optical telescope. The research seems to indicate that these neutron star binaries form much more commonly found in globular clusters than in other parts of a galaxy.

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2003-Jul-30, 09:22 PM
What exactly is a neutron star and how did it get it's name?