McGill Star Researcher Pursues “Anti-Glitch”

“There’s a new phenomenon in the universe and Vicky Kaspi calls it the “anti-glitch.”

Dr. Kaspi is an expert in observing neutron stars – small, but mind-bogglingly dense objects that are created whenever a dying giant star collapses in on itself and squishes the mass of a couple of suns into an object the size of a city. Just a thimbleful of neutron star stuff would weigh about a billion tonnes. Add to this the fact that they spin at breakneck speeds and have magnetic fields strong enough to wipe out a credit card at the distance of the moon and you’ve got scientists’ attention.”

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