What is the temperature of neutron stars?

Answer When first formed from supernova, neutron stars have a temperature of 10^12 K (one trillion degrees Kelvin, 1.8 trillion Fahrenheit). Neutron stars cool rapidly. According to the astronomy departme... Read More »

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What color are the medium-temperature stars like our sun?

A star's temperatures determine the color of its light. The sun is considered a medium-temperature star, so it gives off yellow light. Hotter stars give off blue light, while colder stars give off ... Read More »

What is a neutron?

Every element is comprised of atoms. Atoms in turn are comprised of three particles, being neutrons, protons and electrons. The number of each of these particles determines an element's properties.... Read More »

What is neutron bombardment?

Neutron bombardment is when neutrons bombard and come into contact with each other. Since a neutron does not contain a charge, neutrons do not need accelerated energies for a nuclear reaction to oc... Read More »

What is the size of a neutron?

Neutrons are about the same size as protons, around 10^-15, or .00000000000001, meters wide. As tiny as they are, they are not as small as electrons, whose exact size cannot be calculated by curren... Read More »