THE ATLANTIC | The Pasta in Our Stars

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Published: 23Oct2018

“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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