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J. Thorarinson & M. Gleiser/Dartmouth College

Come together. The coexistence of a superconductor and a superfluid in a neutron star core may lead to a response to the star’s magnetic fields unlike any seen in the lab, theorists say. A computer simulation based on the new calculations shows tubes of magnetic field lines that pierce the material binding together into conglomerations. (See videos below.)