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From Here (I know Wikipedia is frown upon by some characters, but I don't give a rats ass and in this case it suffices.)
A neutron star is a type of stellar remnant that can result from the gravitational collapse of a massive star during a Type II, Type Ib or Type Ic supernova event.Such stars are composed almost entirely of neutrons, which are subatomic particles without electrical charge and a slightly larger mass than protons. Neutron stars are very hot and are supported against further collapse because of the Pauli exclusion principle. This principle states that no two neutrons (or any other fermionic particle) can occupy the same place and quantum state simultaneously.
A neutron star is so dense that one teaspoon (5 milliliters) of its material would have a mass over 5.5×10^12kg, about 900 times the mass of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The resulting force of gravity is so strong that if an object were to fall from a height of one meter it would only take one microsecond to hit the surface of the neutron star, and would do so at around 2000 kilometers per second, or 7.2 million kilometers per hour.
Neutron stars are known to have rotation periods between about 1.4 ms to 30 seconds. The neutron star's compactness also gives it very high surface gravity, up to 7×10^12 m/s2 with typical values of a few ×10^12 m/s2 (that is more than 10^11 times of that of Earth).
but i degress a star doesnt have to go nova or super nova to form a nutron star our sun will most likly end up being one as its to small to become a nova even it will start to shrink untill it becomes a white dwarf then form a crust and that my friend is a nutron star.
Originally posted by Firefly_
. Neutron stars are made of Iron. Some end up collapsing into a black hole, and others just cool off and die.