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Neutron stars


Chandrasekhar (1931) [8]
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   White dwarfs collapse at tex2html_wrap_inline3976

Baade & Zwicky (1934) [1] proposed:
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   existence of neutron stars
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   their formation in supernovae
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   radius of approximately 10 km

Oppenheimer & Volkoff (1939) [26]
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   Evaluated first equation of state
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   Mass tex2html_wrap_inline3988
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   Radius tex2html_wrap_inline3992 km
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   Density tex2html_wrap_inline3996 gcm tex2html_wrap_inline3998

Pacini (1967) [27] proposed:
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   electromagnetic waves from rotating neutron stars
tex2html_wrap_inline3922   such a star may power the Crab nebula

Figure 1: The Crab Nebula

Jon Bell
Thu Dec 19 15:15:11 GMT 1996