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compact object

(compact star)
(dense astronomical body such as white dwarf or denser)

A compact object (or compact star) is a collective term for white dwarves, neutron stars, black holes and other hypothesized exotic dense stars, which often are stellar remnants, what's left after a star's fusion has run out. The term degenerate star is also used for compact objects that are not black holes. A compact object merger is a merger of two such stars, the source of hypothesized detectable gravitational waves and a luminosity potentially 1015 that of the Sun.

(star type,object type,stellar evolution)

Referenced by:
binding energy
Bondi radius
computational astrophysics
galactic binary
gravitational collapse
gravitational wave (GW)
Kelvin-Helmholtz mechanism
nanohertz gravitational waves
numerical relativity (NR)
post main sequence star
stellar evolution
stellar remnant
tidal tail