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Properties of low-mass stellar remnants vs the Earth

How does the Earth differ from a (low-mass) stellar remnant, which has stopped fusion and the outer layers of which have been blown away? Could a stellar remnant end up with a similar relative ...
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Does a kilonova leave a high mass remnant?

My understanding of Type Ia supernovae is that they are expected, in most cases, to destroy the white dwarf(s) that went in to them, leaving behind no high density remnants (i.e. no white dwarf, ...
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Do mixed type remnant collisions produce anything interesting?

The recent detection of a binary neutron star inspiraling and colliding raises an interesting question in my mind. Type Ia supernovae are believed to be caused by white dwarf/regular star pairs and/or ...
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Does the mass of a collapsing star change?

Does a star, when collapsing into a neutron star, or even a black hole, pick up any significant relativistic mass due to its rapid collapse rate?