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Indeed, one of the fundamental observational goals of neutron star astrophysics – some might say the “holy grail” – is to accurately place real neutron stars on such a plot of mass versus radius. Although the masses of some neutron stars, particularly pulsars in binary systems, have been very accurately determined, there is no accurate radius information for this sample (Thorsett & Chakrabarty 1999; Nice et al. 2004). The process of gravitational collapse which forms a neutron star leaves it incredibly hot.
The existence of such a superﬂuid is inferred from observations of sudden jumps (glitches) in the spin rates of pulsars (see Anderson & Itoh 1975; Link, Epstein & Lattimer 1999). As we proceed deeper, towards the core, the crustal lattice eventually dissolves, forming a stew of nucleons, electrons and muons. It is the core of the star, where most of the mass resides and where the densities are highest, that we would most like to probe, for a wide range of theoretical possibilities exist, and a narrowing down of these would tell us much about fundamental physics.