Cool facts about neutron stars

These are some cool stats about neutron stars from this article:

  • Neutron stars are city-size stellar objects with a mass about 1.4 times that of the sun.
  • They pack their mass inside a 12.4 mile diameter.
  • They are so dense that a single teaspoon would weigh a billion tons — assuming you somehow managed to snag a sample without being captured by the body’s strong gravitational pull.
  • On average, gravity on a neutron star is 2 billion times stronger than gravity on Earth.