The idea of a super-dense star composed of
neutrons was proposed in 1934, but was not popularized until the discovery of pulsars in 1967.
Uses in literature Edit
Larry Niven may have been first with his short story , which appeared in October 1966.
Neutron Star The same neutron star plays a minor role in another Larry Niven story, (1973).
Protector Stephen Baxter's novel (1993) features miniature humans living inside a neutron star.
Flux Robert Forward's novel (1980) and its sequel Dragon's Egg (1989) center around intelligent life evolving on a neutron star.
Starquake Death of a Neutron Star is book 17 in a series based on .
Star Trek: Voyager Alastair Reynolds's novel (2000) features a neutron star named Hades. The star is revealed to be an alien supercomputer later in the book.
Revelation Space Jon Hundred, main character in Don de Brandt's novel , uses a weapon called the Hammer, made from the core of a neutron star.
Steeldriver A Neutron Star is the central feature of the Omega-41 system of the video game Freelancer. It emits strong radiation, the result of a nova that took place shortly before humanity arrived in the Sirius Sector.
Uses in films and television Edit
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