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binary neutron star

(BNS, NSB, neutron star binary)
(two neutron stars co-orbiting)

A binary neutron star (or BNS or neutron star binary or NSB) is two neutron stars co-orbiting. They could be the remnants of binary stars, or they could have resulted from a capture. A source of detectable gravitational waves is a binary neutron star whose orbit has decayed to the point that the two merge (a neutron star merger).


(neutron stars,star type,binary star type)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_pulsar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neutron_star

Referenced by:
GW170817
neutron star merger

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