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Do exotic matter stars exist

  1. Apr 9, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    This is an article in newscientist.

    http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn9428-massive-neutron-star-rules-out-exotic-matter.html

    Exotic states of matter such as free quarks do not arise inside neutron stars, according to a new analysis of one of the super-dense stellar corpses. The result contradicts previous theories and offers an unprecedented view into the behaviour of matter under extreme pressure.
     
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  3. Apr 10, 2007 #2

    Chronos

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    A variety of effects appear to conspire to prevent the formation of quark stars. It casts doubts on the ability to form stellar mass black holes from core collapse events. I suspect SM black holes can only form from inspiraling binary neutron stars. This is a fairly rare event and would nicely explain why so few candidates are apparent.
     
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