Science in a Minute 092019 Astronomers Find the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected

September 23, 2019 02:26 PM
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Science in a Miniute 092019 Astronomers Find the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever Detected
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Astronomers used the National Science Foundation’s Green Bank Radio Telescope to discover what they say is the most massive neutron star ever detected. The scientists theorize that if the star had just a little more mass it would have instead turned into a black hole.  A neutron star is composed of the highly compressed remains of a giant star that exploded in a type 2 supernova.