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Nature Physics volume 2, pages 443444 (2006) | Download Citation

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The mass and radius of a neutron star constrain the equation of state and the symmetry energy of its nuclear matter. A new analysis suggests how these quantities might be pinned down more precisely.

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  1. F. M. Walter & J. M. Lattimer are in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3800, USA. fwalter@astro.sunysb.edu

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