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The mystery of neutron stars heats up

December 2, 2013

an artist's rendering of a neutron star Until now, scientists were pretty sure they knew how the surface of a neutron star--a super-dense star that forms when a large star explodes and its core collapses into itself--can heat itself up. However, research by a team of scientists, led by a Michigan State University physicist, has researchers rethinking that. Full Story

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