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Question on star physics

  1. Sep 21, 2004 #1
    when a star collapses into a neutron star, its protons merge with its electrons right?, if so, isnt there one more "ingredient", where does that come from?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 22, 2004 #2
    Maybe you're thinking of neutrinos in the reaction p + e -> n + v ? In that case, the neutrinos are created in the interaction and escape the neutron star.

    PS. There's a "Stellar Astrophysics" forum where such questions should go.
     
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