Physics Research Finds a Cooling Mechanism in Neutron Stars

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When it comes to neutron stars, there really is more going on beneath the surface than you might suspect. Associate Physics Professor William R. (Raph) Hix and his colleagues have recently found a layer inside the crust of these stars that actually cools them down instead of heating them up, challenging common scientific perceptions. The results were published in the journal Nature. To read more about the research, visit the Department of Physics and Astronomy website.

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