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Stormy stars

作者:顾择缔    发布时间:2019-03-05 07:20:08    

By Eugenie Samuel in Boston NEUTRON stars may have weather systems like those on Earth. This novel idea may explain why some neutron stars emit mysterious flickering X-rays. Neutron stars are the collapsed cores of massive stars. They pack roughly one-and-a-half times the mass of our Sun into a space about the diameter of a city. In 1996, Tod Strohmayer of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland noticed that the X-ray bursts coming from some neutron stars flickered several hundred times a second. Strohmayer reasoned that the effect was related to the stars’ rotation,

 

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