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PhysicsCollege PhysicsThe nearest neutron star (a collated star made primarily of neutrons) is about 3.00 × 10 18 m away from Earth. Given that the Milky Way galaxy (Fig. P1.81) is roughly a disk of diameter ~ 10 21 m and thickness ~ 10 19 m, estimate the number of neutron stars in the Milky Way to the nearest order of magnitude. Figure P1.81BuyFind*arrow_forward*

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The nearest neutron star (a collated star made primarily of neutrons) is about 3.00 × 10^{18} m away from Earth. Given that the Milky Way galaxy (Fig. P1.81) is roughly a disk of diameter ~ 10^{21} m and thickness ~ 10^{19} m, estimate the number of neutron stars in the Milky Way to the nearest order of magnitude.

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