Sunday, 24 January 2016

Pulsar - heavy star subject

neutron star is a type of compact star that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star after a supernova.

 Neutron stars are the densest and smallest stars known to exist in the Universe; with a radius of only about 11–11.5 km (7 miles), they can have a mass of about twice that of the Sun.


Any main-sequence star with an initial mass of above 8 M has the potential to become a neutron star. As the star evolves away from the main sequence, subsequent nuclear burning produces an iron-rich core. When all nuclear fuel in the core has been exhausted, the core must be supported by degeneracy pressure alone. Further deposits of material from shell burning cause the core to exceed the Chandrasekhar limit. Electron-degeneracy pressure is overcome and the core collapses further, sending temperatures soaring to over 5×109 K. At these temperatures, photodisintegration (the breaking up of iron nuclei into alpha particles by high-energy gamma rays) occurs. As the temperature climbs even higher, electrons and protons combine to form neutrons via electron capture, releasing a flood of neutrinos. When densities reach nuclear density of 4×1017 kg/m3, neutron degeneracy pressure halts the contraction. The infalling outer atmosphere of the star is flung outwards, becoming a Type II or Type Ib supernova. The remnant left is a neutron star. If it has a mass greater than about 5 M, it collapses further to become a black hole. Other neutron stars are formed within close binaries.


Monday, 18 January 2016

Coley Cats of the Internet

Plans for 2016 to keep the Net Free

The Hubble Admin and Check Up's by the Kitten Little Man Himself

Computer Error's Are A Small Price To Pay

Don't whinge about the cat getting on your lap-top - you gave too much attention to the screen. YOUR mistake. 

You must now make up for it by turning the PC, phone, tablet etc, off and give that animal some quality time!

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

This Friday Tim Peake Day

Diary........Janurary 2016 - Doing A Spacewalk outside the ISS

Some more earthly edits - Tim Next For a #Spacewalk

#ISS #Spacewalk  Duty calls on the station

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Hubble and the Laptop

Hubble Lap Top Owner

Hubble was too old for the lap top theft shot by now, after six months, surely?

Hubble Does Not Care