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Why can pulsars become spinning neutron stars but not white dwarf stars?


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November 30, 2010 5:10PM

because of the great mass of the star, the gravity of it is very high. So after its death, it actually contracts so tightly that even protons and electrons combine to form neutron and thus results to a star called neutron star. If its previous mass is considerably low, then it could have become a white dwarf