The heaviest neutron star ever observed is shredding its companion

The heaviest neutron star ever discovered is ripping apart its companion while spinning around its axis more than 700 times per second.

The neutron starknown as PSR J0952-0607, was discovered in 2017 around 3000 light years From Earth in the constellation Sixtans. Recent measurements show that the star weighs 2.35 times that of the star the sunThis makes it the heaviest known neutron star.


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