Earth and Space

Exotic stars

Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16 IOP RESOURCES

A number of theoretical exotic stars have been proposed including:

  •  Quark stars - result from the decomposition of component neutrons
  •  Strange stars - quark stars that contain strange quarks
  •  Electroweak stars - in which gravitational forces are balanced by radiation from   electroweak decay
  •  Planck stars - in which quantum gravitational pressure causes a ‘bounce’ whilst the   stars are collapsing to form a black hole.


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