The heaviest known neutron star is shredding its companion

The heaviest neutron star ever detected shreds its companion while spinning on its axis more than 700 times per second.

The neutron starknown as PSR J0952-0607, was discovered in 2017 at around 3,000 Light years of Earth in the constellation Sextans. Recent measurements show that the star weighs 2.35 times more than the Sunmaking it the heaviest known neutron star.

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