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The Weirdest Stars in the Universe


Highfield Campus

Building: B56

Room: Student Centre

Age suitable for: All ages




Neutron stars are the weirdest material objects we know of in our Universe. They are extremely dense stars that puzzle nuclear physicists.

These stars have immensely strong magnetic fields, which baffle astronomers, and they generate gravitational waves that excite experts in Einstein's general relativity.

When these celestial bodies collide, they produce more gold than a pirate would know what to do with!

In this interactive activity, together we will explore and explain some of the physics that governs these fascinating bodies.