quark star


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quark star

[′kwärk ‚stär]
(astronomy)
A hypothetical star so dense that the nucleons have lost their identity and stability is derived from degenerate quarks.
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When quark degeneracy pressure is produced, a quark star is born--and the free up and down quarks morph into strange quarks.
There may be yet another stage beyond that of quark stars.
A quark star would consist entirely of the building blocks of matter called quarks, but they wouldn't be combined into more massive particles, as they are in all matter known to date.
If details of high-density conditions become clear, I think research to understand the mass of protons and neutrons, as well as in neutron stars and even higher-density quark stars, will progress significantly,'' said Masahiko Iwasaki, chief researcher of the government-affiliated Institute of Physical and Chemical Research and a member of the group.