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Submission + - Bizarre star could host a neutron star in its core ( 1

ananyo writes: Astronomers say that they have discovered the first example of a long-sought cosmic oddity: a bloated, dying star with a surprise in its core — an ultradense neutron star.
Such entities, known as Thorne-Zytkow objects, are theoretically possible but would alter scientists' understanding of how stars can be powered. Since Thorne-Zytkow objects were first proposed in 19751, researchers have occasionally offered up candidates, but none have been confirmed.

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Bizarre star could host a neutron star in its core

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  • Should read "first proposed in 1975", It appears that the trailing "1" was a superscript link, but that was lost when the submitter cut-n-pasted the summary.

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