Crash Course Astronomy

Neutron Stars: Crash Course Astronomy #32

Episode 32 | 12m 42s

In the aftermath of a 8 – 20 solar mass star’s demise we find a weird little object known as a neutron star. Neutrons stars are incredibly dense, spin rapidly, and have very strong magnetic fields. Neutrons stars with the strongest magnetic fields are called magnetars, and are capable of colossal bursts of energy that can be detected over vast distances.

Aired: 03/27/16

Rating: NR

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