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How Big Are the Mountains on a Neutron Star?

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The extreme mass of neutron stars leads to enormous gravitational pulls, resulting in nearly perfect spheres. But those imperfections, or mountains, might be able to help us spot more neutron stars in the future! And back on Venus, more ideas emerge regarding the possibility of life-indicating phosphine in it’s atmosphere.

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Sources:
https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.12794
https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2021-07/ras-abl071521.php
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https://www.pnas.org/content/118/29/e2021689118
https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/07/trace-gas-phosphine-points-volcanic-activity-venus

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