starquake


starquake
A violent tremor or quake that occurs on or near the surface of a star, especially a collapsed star
See Also: corequake, crustquake

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  • Starquake — may refer to: *Starquake (astrophysics) an astrophysical phenomenon when the crust of a neutron star undergoes a sudden adjustment *Starquake (game) a computer game *Starquake (book) a novel by Robert L. Forwardee also*asteroseismology for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Starquake — Tremblement d étoile Un tremblement d étoile, starquake en anglais, est un phénomène astrophysique rare qui se produit lorsque la croûte d un magnétar (une étoile à neutrons possédant un fort champ magnétique) subit un ajustement soudain,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • starquake — /ˈstakweɪk/ (say stahkwayk) noun 1. a displacement of the crust of a magnetar which releases a burst of gamma rays and X rays. 2. any oscillation or seismic wave occurring within a star: *They ve also seen a starquake caused by the impact of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Starquake —    A massive earthquake on a magnetar. A magnetar is a type of star that is created when a large star, at least eight times larger than the Sun, goes supernova. The star s core must spin fast, at least 200 revolutions per second, immediately… …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

  • starquake — /stahr kwayk /, n. Astron. a rapid change in the mass distribution or shape of a pulsar, resulting in a fluctuation of the pulsar s pulse rate or radiation intensity. [1965 70; STAR + (EARTH)QUAKE] * * * …   Universalium

  • starquake — ˈ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: star (I) + quake (II) : a hypothetical violent shiver in the crust of a neutron star …   Useful english dictionary

  • Starquake (video game) — Starquake is an arcade adventure, platform and maze game written by Dave Collins and Stephen Crow and published by Bubble Bus software in 1985. It was released for Commodore 64 (1984), MSX, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, Atari XL (all 1985), the Acorn …   Wikipedia

  • Starquake (book) — infobox Book | name = Starquake title orig = translator = image caption = author = Robert Forward cover artist = country = United States language = English series = Dragon s Egg genre = Science fiction novel publisher = Ballantine release date =… …   Wikipedia

  • Neutron star — redirects here. For the story by Larry Niven, see Neutron Star (short story). Neutron stars crush half a million times more mass than Earth into a sphere no larger than Manhattan. A neutron star is a type of stellar remnant that can result from… …   Wikipedia

  • Quake (natural phenomenon) — A quake is the result when the surface of a planet, moon or star begins to shake. Types of quakes include: Contents 1 Earthquake 2 Moonquake 3 Marsquake 4 Venusquake …   Wikipedia


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