A Stellar Remnant with very specific properties.
- Pulsar is the name for a Neutron Star that is rotating such that the radio-beaming is detected as it sweeps past the observer.
- Please see Degenerate Dwarf section at article Star.
The Neutron Star is one of three main types of stellar remnant:
Neutron stars should not be closely approached as they have considerable magnetic fields, massive gravity and generally have intense radiation environments nearby. Escape velocities are over 1/3rd the speed of light.
They form from main-sequence stars of over eight times the mass of Sol and are generally the remnants of a Supernova. Any planet in the same system as a Neutron Star will have been sterilised at that time.
Pairs of Neutron Stars that are close together will slowly reduce their separations and will eventually merge to create Black Holes and massive gravity waves. Fortunately, such pairs do not exist in the Imperial part of Charted Space.
Neutron Stars have been known of since before spaceflight.
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