These Weirdo Stellar Corpses Have Creamy Centers Filled with Exotic Quantum Liquids

These Weirdo Stellar Corpses Have Creamy Centers Filled with Exotic Quantum Liquids

by  Paul Sutter, LiveScience

These cosmic oddballs could put Earthly truffles to shame.

Billions of years from now, when the sun is in its final throes of death (that is, after it has already vaporized Earth), its helium core will collapse in on itself, shriveling into a tightly compressed ball of glowing gas called a white dwarf.

But while these stellar tombstones already dot our galactic landscape, their interiors remain a puzzle in physics — which is no surprise, given how strange they are. 

Recently, a pair of researchers has created a sophisticated model to “look at” a white dwarf’s insides. And guess what? These cosmic oddballs could put Earthly truffles to shame, as they seem to have creamy centers chock-full of exotic quantum liquids.

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