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C. Motch, J. Wilms, et al.

The endpoints of stellar evolution, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes are key laboratories to study matter in its most extreme conditions. High compactness, strong gravity and extreme magnetic fields turn these objects into unrivalled test beds for nuclear and particle physics, general relativity, and extreme magneto-hydrodynamical phenomena.

The unprecedented throughput and spectral resolution of Athena will allow new diagnostic studies of these sources even at very faint flux levels.The sensitivity, high spectral resolution, and high count rate capability of Athena will provide multiple, independent measurements of the neutron star mass/radius relation in a wide range of environments and conditions.

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Papers related with Athena

Your Athena related publications: Please inform us about your Athena related publications. They will posted in our web site and in the Athena social media.

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Overview papers

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Athena mission proposal and white paper

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Athena supporting papers

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