Gravity defied from potato asteroids to magnetised neutron stars

@article{Konar2017GravityDF,
  title={Gravity defied from potato asteroids to magnetised neutron stars},
  author={Sushan Konar},
  journal={Resonance},
  year={2017},
  volume={22},
  pages={597-610}
}
  • S. Konar
  • Published 15 March 2017
  • Physics
  • Resonance
A star burns its nuclear fuel and balances gravitation by the pressure of the heated gas, during its active lifetime. After the exhaustion of the nuclear fuel, a low mass starfinds peace as a ‘white dwarf’, where the pressure support against gravitation is provided by Fermi-degenerate electrons. However, for massive stars, the gravitational squeeze becomes so severe that in the final phase of evolution, the average density approximately equals the nuclear density. At such densities, most of the… 

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