Neutron stars rip each other apart to form black holeThis supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black ... more 
Neutron stars rip each other apart to form black holeThis supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole. A neutron star is the compressed core left behind when a star born with between eight and 30 times the sun’s mass explodes as a supernova. Neutron stars pack about 1.5 times the mass of the sun — equivalent to about half a million Earths — into a ball just 12 miles (20 km) across. Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Find more news related pictures on our photo galleries page. less 
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