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The so-called 'I Love Q' equation that relates to neutron stars may offer surprising insights into the nature of the universe.
Astronomers have found evidence that neutron stars, which are produced when massive stars explode as supernovae, actually come in two distinct varieties.
Strange Matter -- Strange matter (also known as quark matter) is an ultra-dense phase of matter that is theorized to form inside particularly massive neutron stars (which are then known as "strange stars" or "quark stars"). It's theorized that when neutronium is put under sufficient pressure due to the gravitation of a large neutron star, the individual neutrons break down and their constituent quarks form strange matter. Strange matter is composed of strange quarks bound to each...