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Magmatter? Feh! Try Nuclear Spaghetti! - Cray - 09-19-2018

"Astrophysicists have theorized that as a neutron star settles into its new configuration, densely packed neutrons are pushed and pulled in different ways, resulting in formation of various shapes below the surface. Many of the theorized shapes take on the names of pasta, because of the similarities. Some have been named gnocchi, for example, others spaghetti or lasagna. Caplan, Schneider and Horowitz wondered about the density of these formations—would they be denser and thus stronger even than material on the crust? To find out, they created some computer simulations. The simulations showed that the nuclear pasta was, indeed, stronger than the material on the crust. The simulations also showed that such formations are likely the strongest material in the entire universe. They showed, for example, that they are 10 billion times stronger than steel."


https://phys.org/news/2018-09-simulation-nuclear-pasta-billion-harder.html

Can we have nuclear spaghetti in Orions Arm? Please please please please please?


RE: Magmatter? Feh! Try Nuclear Spaghetti! - Drashner1 - 09-19-2018

Certainly - Inside a neutron star or equivalent environmentWink

Todd


RE: Magmatter? Feh! Try Nuclear Spaghetti! - Crossroads - 09-20-2018

(09-19-2018, 10:02 AM)Cray Wrote: "Astrophysicists have theorized that as a neutron star settles into its new configuration, densely packed neutrons are pushed and pulled in different ways, resulting in formation of various shapes below the surface. Many of the theorized shapes take on the names of pasta, because of the similarities. Some have been named gnocchi, for example, others spaghetti or lasagna. Caplan, Schneider and Horowitz wondered about the density of these formations—would they be denser and thus stronger even than material on the crust? To find out, they created some computer simulations. The simulations showed that the nuclear pasta was, indeed, stronger than the material on the crust. The simulations also showed that such formations are likely the strongest material in the entire universe. They showed, for example, that they are 10 billion times stronger than steel."


https://phys.org/news/2018-09-simulation-nuclear-pasta-billion-harder.html

Can we have nuclear spaghetti in Orions Arm? Please please please please please?

Your wish granted, before you even asked for it:

https://orionsarm.com/eg-article/46709d53449d2

Mmm, pasta...