Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit

Oppenheimer-Volkoff limit

[′äp·ən‚hī·mər ′fȯl‚kȯf ‚lim·ət]
(astronomy)
The upper limit on the mass of a neutron star, above which there is no stable equilibrium configuration and it is predicted that matter will collapse into a black hole.
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