Q star

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Not to be confused with quark star. ‹See Tfd›

A Q-Star, also known as a gray hole, is hypothetical type of a compact, heavy neutron star with an exotic state of matter. The Q stands for a conserved particle number. A Q-Star may be mistaken for a stellar black hole. One such candidate is the compact object in V404 Cyg.

Types of Q-stars[edit]

  • SUSY Q-ball[1]
  • B-ball, stable Q-balls with a large baryon number B. They exist in neutron stars that have absorbed Q-ball(s).[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Properties and signatures of supersymmetric Q-balls, Alexander Kusenko, 2006

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