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Compact Object

(Compact Object)
(dense astronomical body such as white dwarf or denser)

A Compact Object (or Compact Star) is a collective term for White Dwarves, Neutron Stars, Black Holes and other hypothesized exotic dense stars, which often are Stellar Remnants, what's left after a star's Fusion has run out. The term Degenerate Star is also used for compact objects that are not black holes. A Compact Object Merger is a merger of two such stars, the source of hypothesized detectable Gravitational Waves and a Luminosity potentially 1015 that of the Sun.

(star type,object type,stellar evolution)

Referenced by:
Binding Energy
Bondi Radius
Computational Astrophysics
Galactic Binary
Gravitational Collapse
Gravitational Wave (GW)
Kelvin-Helmholtz Mechanism
Nanohertz Gravitational Waves
Numerical Relativity (NR)
Post Main Sequence Star
Stellar Evolution
Stellar Remnant
Tidal Tail