Star with Mystery Partner?
When stars are more massive than about 8 times the Sun, they end their lives in a spectacular explosion called a supernova.
The outer layers of the star are hurtled out into space at thousands of miles an hour, leaving a debris field of gas and dust. Where the star once was located, a small, incredibly dense object called a neutron star is often found. While only 10 miles or so across, the tightly packed neutrons in such a star contain more mass than the entire Sun.
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