Nuclear Pasta: The Strongest Material in the Universe 

Gnocchi, spaghetti and lasagna, a menu of what lies beneath the surface of a neutron star

Neutron stars, formed when dying stars collapse into itself, are small and incredibly dense. About a kilometer below the surface of this type of star, atomic nuclei are squeezed together until they merge into a clump of matter thought to be shaped like blobs, tubes or sheets – which physicists lovingly referred to according to their pasta equivalents: gnocchi, spaghetti and lasagna.

Source: Nuclear Pasta: The Strongest Material in the Universe – Neatorama

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