Stories from Physics for 11-14 14-16
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.