Researchers identify heaviest neutron star after it devours companion

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Researchers studying “black widow” stars have discovered one called PSR J0952-0607, a massive neutron star on the verge of turning into a black hole.

Researchers and faculty from UC Berkeley and Stanford have identified a neutron star with the largest mass to date named PSR J0952-0607. The star has been deemed a “black widow” pulsar as it consumes gas from nearby companion stars.
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Kid-friendly climate change learning tools

One of the most pressing issues facing society today revolves around climate change, a topic that isn’t easy to explain to adults, let alone children. So what steps should we take to ensure that younger generations understand the deleterious effects of global warming on the environment?
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