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.
If so, unlike ordinary neutron-star material, once strange matter forms it may hold together in its superdense state without gravity's help.
SUPERDENSE STATE. Extraordinary compact state of matter packing protons and electrons so close that they are transformed into neutrons.