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Unformatted text preview: Radius = 10km. twice the mass of the Sun in a ball the size of St. Louis city. Pressure in center= 10^24 x pressure of the Earth. Spinning neutron star is a pulsar. Spins faster when denser. Neutrons can hit existing nuclei and can make small amounts of nuclei bigger than iron. Iron was the biggest thing made in the process of the star. Black hole is material compressed so much and is so dense that the laws of gravity don’t apply. Newton’s law of gravity can’t explain them. Need to talk about Theory of General Relativity (Einstein). Says once something becomes a black hole, it is impossible to get out. Space of black hole becomes separated from space outside it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EPSC 210A taught by Professor Goodenough,wysession,bernard during the Spring '08 term at Washington University in St. Louis.
- Spring '08