from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hypothetical celestial object that is the remnant of a massive star that has collapsed with a force sufficient to reduce all particles to strange quarks. Also called strange star.

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  • n. A hypothetical exotic star composed of quark matter.


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  • A hypothetical type of exotic star composed of quark matter, or strange matter. These are ultra-dense phases of degenerate matter theorized to form inside particularly massive neutron stars. Also called a strange star. (Wikipedia)

    May 20, 2008