Questions tagged [thorne-zytkow-object]

Questions about the conjectureed hybrid star, consisting of a red (super)giant with a neutron star at its core.

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If a white dwarf collides with a giant star, could it create a TZO?

Thorne–Żytkow objects (TZOs) form from collisions between neutron stars and main sequence or giant stars. Ultimately, the neutron star becomes the "core" of the giant star. However, could this also ...