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Nuclear Pasta

Discussion in 'Science' started by Zam-Zam, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. Zam-Zam

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    What's the strongest stuff in the universe? Pasta, of course.....:>)


    Why "nuclear pasta" is the strongest material in the universe

    Through computationally intensive computer simulations, researchers have discovered that "nuclear pasta," found in the crusts of neutron stars, is the strongest material in the universe.

    • The strongest material in the universe may be the whimsically named "nuclear pasta."
    • You can find this substance in the crust of neutron stars.
    • This amazing material is super-dense, and is 10 billion times harder to break than steel.
    Superman is known as the "Man of Steel" for his strength and indestructibility. But the discovery of a new material that's 10 billion times harder to break than steel begs the question—is it time for a new superhero known as "Nuclear Pasta"? That's the name of the substance that a team of researchers thinks is the strongest known material in the universe.

    Unlike humans, when stars reach a certain age, they do not just wither and die, but they explode, collapsing into a mass of neurons. The resulting space entity, known as a neutron star, is incredibly dense. So much so that previous research showed that the surface of a such a star would feature amazingly strong material. The new research, which involved the largest-ever computer simulations of a neutron star's crust, proposes that "nuclear pasta," the material just under the surface, is actually stronger.

    The competition between forces from protons and neutrons inside a neutron star create super-dense shapes that look like long cylinders or flat planes, referred to as "spaghetti" and "lasagna," respectively. That's also where we get the overall name of nuclear pasta.


    Complete text: https://bigthink.com/surprising-sci...terial-in-universe?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1


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  2. The Sage of Main Street

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    Outer Space Is a Vacuum That Sucks the Dust Out of Pointy Heads

    This useless Trekkie misuses "begs the question," demonstrating that he also follows the lazy and ignorant fads of tiny but conceited minds in other areas besides their grammatical black holes.
     
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    Great! Glad you liked it!
     

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