Stanford University astronomers have found one of the largest neutron stars. Its mass is 2.3 times greater than the sun. PSR O 2215+5135, a binary star system that has two gravitationally bound stars rotating around a common centre of mass, is the star.
Neutron stars may be celestial bodies created by the evolution of stars. They are usually small, with an average diameter of 20 km. However, they have large masses. The second neutron star moves faster in its orbit the more massive it is.
The Large Canary Telescope data provided the researchers with the necessary information to calculate the mass of PSR O2215+5135.
This system is 412 km/s. Objects revolve about the center of mass. Scientists have discovered that the mass a neutron star is approximately 2.27 times the Sun’s mass, while its companion is 0.33.