Monday, February 26, 2007
thank you kenny & milena and everyone who made a great evening!
me trying to explain what's like when a star bigger than our own sun dies, and it ends compressing itself into an incredibly dense volume of space.
in the case of a neutron star, for example, a thimble-full of this material has a mass of almost 1,000,000,000 tonnes!!! and a single tonne is equal to 1,000 kg, or 2,205 lbs.
that means that a single thimble full of matter in a neutron star would weigh 2,205,000,000,000,000 lbs!
i think my gnarly facial expression has to be worth a few points...