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Marni D. Sheppeard

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hot Dog Stars

From Physics Web today we hear the news: magnetic heating could be playing a much more prominent role in the evolution of neutron stars than previously expected, claim astrophysicists in Spain and the US ... This could cause astrophysicists to rethink current theories of how neutron stars cool.

José Pons and colleagues used both satellite X-ray and ground based radio telescopes to investigate magnetic heating, which appears to be occurring in neutron stars. Louise Riofrio will be pleased to hear it. Another prediction comes true!


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