• Gravity Defied From Potato Asteroids to Magnetised Neutron Stars1. The Self-Gravitating Objects

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      Fundamental forces, cohesive energy, potato radius, self-gravitating objects.

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      Gravitation, the universal attractive force, acts upon all matter(and radiation) relentlessly. Left to itself, gravity wouldpull everything together, and the Universe would be nothingbut a gigantic black hole. Nature throws almost every bit ofphysics – rotation, magnetic field, heat, quantum effects andso on, at gravity to escape such a fate. In this series of articles,we shall explore systems where the eternal pull of gravity hasbeen held off by one or another such means.

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