A neutron star at the center of supernova remnant

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) recently shared a picture of a neutron star at the centre of a supernova remnant.

Sharing the photo on Instagram, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory wrote, “The bright source at the center of supernova remnant RCW 103 is a neutron star. Matter in a neutron star is packed together so tightly that a sugar-cube-sized amount of neutron star material would weigh more than 1 billion tons — roughly the weight of Mount Everest!”

The photo, posted two days ago has already received over 20,000 likes and more than 50 comments.

People on social media were left awestruck as to how beautiful a neutron star can look. They expressed astonishment at what the whole star can weigh when just one sugar cube-sized amount of the star can be as heavy as Mount Everest.

Check their reaction below:



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