| FORUM | ARCHIVE |                    | TOTAL QUIZ RESULT |


  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Astro Thorne-Zytkow Objects (TZO)
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login


Welcome stranger, click here to read about some of the great benefits of registering for a free account with us and joining us in our global online community.


Astro Thorne-Zytkow Objects (TZO)

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
franciscosan View Drop Down
Caliph
Caliph


Joined: 09 Feb 2015
Location: Littleton CO
Status: Offline
Points: 2754
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote franciscosan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Astro Thorne-Zytkow Objects (TZO)
    Posted: 28 Aug 2015 at 05:45
Astronomy magazine (Sept 2015) has an article on the "weirdest star."
It was long hypothesized that there could be combination of a neutron star inside a red giant.
These are called Thorne-Zytkow Objects, and they think they may have found one, and also
the remains of one.  These happen when you have a binary star system, and one star at the end
of its life becomes a neutron star, with an unstable orbit around its smaller, but still quite massive
companion.  In its unstable orbit, it falls into its companion, hence becoming a TZO.
Because exotic heavy elements are probably created in a TZO, the spectral analysis
should be different for them than for an ordinary red giant.
Good stuff, Maynard!
Back to Top
Sponsored Links


Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.10
Copyright ©2001-2017 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.094 seconds.