Hi ChronosI only object to the mass equivalence thing. Volume to mass ratio is not linear.
Betcha the gammas get ya first.If the neutron star being approached was a http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetar" [Broken] to contend with.
Free neutrons are radioactive, and have a half life of about 886 seconds. Unless phase space prevents it, they will turn into a proton + electron + neutrino. It is not clear that phase space would prevent this in a neutron star. So how long will a neutron star last?Neutrons are only bound together in a neutron star due to the massive gravity. The smallest neutron star predicted is ~1.35 sol mass so if you were to take a baseball size 'chunk' of neutron degenerate matter, it would fly apart in a burst of energy due to massive unconfined pressure (which is normally overcome by extreme gravity). .
Of course it is. Just because it's not clear to you doesn't mean it's not clear to anyone.It is not clear that phase space would prevent this in a neutron star.
To take into account frame dragging, the redshift as observed from infinity would be-I'm a new member and I hope this is not too far off topic: Would frame dragging in any way alter the appearance of a NS? (visibility, color, etc.)