Obese neutron stars

K. Brecher, George J Caporaso

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Abstract

WE show here that non-rotating, spherically symmetric, general relativistic 'neutron' stars of mass ≥ 3M̂ are consistent with the known laws of physics. In particular, for the 'bag' model of hadrons, we find M max ≃ 3M̂. The maximum mass for polytropic equations of state is found to be ≃5 M̂.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-378
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume259
Issue number5542
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976
Externally publishedYes

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