Universe  ID: 10546

Neutron Star and Red Giant Binary Destruction

After a supernova, a binary star may be composed of one red giant and one neutron star. The red giant can be torn apart by the neturon star's gravity if it is too close.


Dana Berry (Skyworks Digital): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Producer
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