Friday, November 22, 2019

lumpy pasta

Watched another Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell video, this time Neutron Stars – The Most Extreme Things that are not Black Holes.

screen snap from the Neutron Stars movie

Take in the brief but informative video on YouTube.

At the 4:35 mark, while discussing the solid crust of the neutron star, diving down to the base of the iron crust, we are told that the neutrons in the atoms begin to merge. They form long chains or sheets like spaghetti and lasagna. Nuclear pasta! It can form lumps, form into very dense but small mountains.

Lumpy nuclear pasta in outer space. Ha!

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