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    How is neutron star different from black hole?

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    A neutron star is a giant star die in a supernova (explosion of a star) and their cores collapse, with the protons and electrons. A neutron star is the smallest and densest stars known to exist. They can have masses of about twice the sun. Neutron stars are hot and typically have a surface temperature of around 600,000 k. it also has some properties of the atomic nucleus. The gravitational field at the neutron star’s surface is about 200 billion times that of the earth.

    While a black hole is a region of a spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing- not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light. In many ways, a black hole acts like an ideal black body, as it reflects no light. Black holes of stellar mass are expected to form when very massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. The simplest static black holes have mass but neither charge nor angular momentum.

    Both black hole and a neutron star is a product of dying star. When a star dies, it spent all of its energy and then collapse. Their difference lies on their parent star. For the purpose of this discussion, we compare them with the mass of the sun, if a star similar to that of sun’s mass die, it will form a white dwarf. When a dying star has a mass which is1.4 to 3 times that of the sun, it will form a neutron star. Stars with a mass greater than thrice the sun’s mass, a black hole is formed.

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