Charles Q. Choi, Space.com Contributor: The crusts of neutron stars — cosmic cousins of black holes — possess a weird form of matter known as 'nuclear pasta.' Caption: An artist's impression of a neutron star. The cosmic object's 'nuclear pasta' would be located between the crust and the outer core of the neutron star. Credit: NASA/Dana Berry
A neutron star that's a fast particle accelerator may lie at the heart of the Crab Nebula. The library hosts several telescope programs throughout the year. Come gaze through our Dobsonian reflector the next time we're out!
Identity of Puzzling Star Revealed Credit: NASA/CXC/Southampton/W.Ho;NASA/CXC/M.Weiss A Chandra X-ray Observatory image of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A, with an artist's impression of the neutron star at the center of the remnant. The discovery of a carbon atmosphere on this neutron star resolves a ten-year old mystery surrounding this object.