Chapter 13 Homework

Chapter 13 Homework - Chapter 13 Fill In the Blank 1. No...

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Chapter 13 Fill In the Blank 1. No neutron star remains after the explosion of a type 1 supernova. 2. A typical neutron star is about 20 km in diameter. 3. Neutron stars may be characterized as having rapid rotation rates and strong magnetic fields. 8. X-ray bursters result when material from a binary companion accretes onto a neutron star. 9. Colliding neutron stars would be expected to release a lot of energy in the form of gamma ray bursts . 10. According to the general theory of relativity, space is warped, or curved, by matter . 11. Photons gain energy as they escape from a gravitational field. 12. The region of extremely high density at the center of a black hole is called a singularity . Review and Discussion 2. What would happen to a person standing on the surface of a neutron star? They would be flattened thinner than a piece of paper. 3. Why aren’t all neutron stars seen as pulsars? The two ingredients that make the neutron stars pulse are rapid rotation and a strong
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course ASTR 101 taught by Professor Caffo during the Fall '06 term at New Mexico.

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Chapter 13 Homework - Chapter 13 Fill In the Blank 1. No...

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