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Fraser
2009-Jan-11, 03:00 AM
So how do you take the temperature of one of the most exotic objects in the Universe? A neutron star is the remnant of a supernova after a star (of ~1.35 to 2.1 solar masses) has died. Although they are not massive enough become a black hole (over 5 solar masses), neutron stars still accrete [...]

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trinitree88
2009-Jan-11, 09:25 PM
So how do you take the temperature of one of the most exotic objects in the Universe? A neutron star is the remnant of a supernova after a star (of ~1.35 to 2.1 solar masses) has died. Although they are not massive enough become a black hole (over 5 solar masses), neutron stars still accrete [...]

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Fraser/Ian. The progenitor for a type 2 supernova, leaving a neutron star in it's death throes, is usually modeled as ~ 8 solar masses, or larger. pete