Research report 2012 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Cosmic vibrations from neutron stars

Bauswein, Andreas
„Stellare Astrophysik“
In the collision of neutron stars, the extremely compact remnants of evolved and collapsed stars, two light stars merge to one massive star. The newly-born heavyweight vibrates, sending out characteristic waves in space-time. Model calculations at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics now show how such signals can be used to determine the size of neutron stars and how we can learn more about the interior of these exotic objects.

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