superdense state

superdense state

[¦sü·pər¦dens ′stāt]
(astrophysics)
An extremely compact state of matter in which protons and electrons are pressed together to form neutrons, as in a neutron star.
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Ordinary black holes form when large stars explode at the end of their lives, leaving a core which collapses to a superdense state.