THE ATLANTIC | The Pasta in Our Stars


“I guess physicists just love their food,” says Matt Caplan, an astrophysicist at McGill University who studies neutron stars.

It’s not just that, of course. The carb-heavy framework, first proposed in the early 1980s, may sound silly, but it makes a lot of sense. The structures that astrophysicists predict exist inside neutron stars really do resemble some classic pasta shapes.

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