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A Thorne–Żytkow object (TŻO or TZO) is a conjectured type of star wherein a red giant or supergiant contains a neutron star at its core, star within another star. Such objects were hypothesized by Kip Thorne and Anna Żytkow in 1977. A few days ago it was found by a telescope in the warm and coastal country of Chile. The object was nested in the Small Magellanic Cloud, a dainty and somewhat foggy galaxy 200,000 light-years from the Milky Way.

Kip Thorne is Nobel laureate from 2017 and Anna Żytkow is my University friend. She is working at the Trinity College in Cambridge. When I was in Cambridge in 2011, we met and she showed me the college, we could go also on the roof. We visited the Wren library, what a feeling to have in my hands the books belonging to Isaac Newton and to see his hair. To see the manuscript of Winnie the Pooh was also something.

There are very few women in the history of science, and especially mathematics and theoretical physics. The big reason is that women had no right to study. For instance, in Princeton, the women were not admitted until 1975. Cambridge University did not grant the degrees to women until the late 1940s. Many women played a very important role in astrophysics. Anna is the example of this.

Bigger picture:
https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/76332/dsc05655.jpg

Another view:
https://i1.trekearth.com/photos/76332/dsc05667.jpg

Ania on the tower:

https://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1585828/photo222176.htm



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  • Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12439 W: 133 N: 31976] (147691)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2011-05-26
  • Exposição: 1/21 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-07-03 1:23
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