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Hot pasta helps warm, angry neutron stars cool down



Neutron stars are the angry ghosts of giant stars: hot, swirling nuclei of exotic fabric left behind by supernovae. Like thermoses filled with hot noodle soup, it takes eons for them to cool down. But now scientists think they know how these stars do it: with a giant help of pasta.

No, these ultra-dense stars are not filled with spaghetti. Instead, neutron stars are cooled by releasing etheric particles known as neutrinoer. And the new study shows that they perform this task thanks to an intermediate type of substance called nuclear paste, a rippling, wound material in which atoms almost, but not completely, crowd together. This nuclear paste structure creates low-density regions inside the stars, giving neutrinos and heat a way out.


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