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NASA tapping zombie stars

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NASA tapping zombie stars

http://www.nasa.gov/topics/universe/...bie-stars.html

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Neutron stars have been called the zombies of the cosmos. They shine even though they’re technically dead, occasionally feeding on neighboring stars if they venture too close. Interestingly, these unusual objects, born when a massive star extinguishes its fuel and collapses under its own gravity, also may help future space travelers navigate to Mars and other distant destinations.

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