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The life cycle of a neutron star - David Lunney

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About once every century, a massive star somewhere in our galaxy runs out of fuel. No longer able to produce sufficient energy to maintain its structure, it collapses under its own gravitational pressure and explodes in a supernova. The death of that star is the birth of a neutron star: one of the densest known objects in the universe. David Lunney explores what, exactly, a neutron star is.

The gravity waves detected by LIGO and VIRGO are called a chirp due to their frequency composition. Could you imagine what gravity waves would sound like coming from other sources (e.g. an exploding supernova, or the moon swirling around Earth)?

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator David Lunney
  • Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Art Director Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Designer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Illustrator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Storyboard Artist Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Character Designer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Animator Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Compositor Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Editor Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Composer Jody Ghani Nordby
  • Producer The Animation Workshop
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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