Mention Of Pulsars In The Quran
What Exactly Is A Pulsar?
At the end of their life stars transform into a different form depending on the mass of the star as I told you in detail in Quran Miracles: Blackholes. One of the forms that stars transform at their end is Neutron stars. They created when large massive stars die in supernovas and their cores collapse, with the protons and electrons melting into each other to form neutrons. Neutrino Stars are heavy mass stars that keep on fusing heavy and heavy elements until they end up at Iron. As I told you in Part 18, you cannot get energy out of fusing Iron. The star collapse and electron combine with the proton to make neutrons.
Atoms As Heavy As Mountains
If a neutron star were any denser, it would collapse and convert into a black hole and disappear. They are very dense 1.4 to 3 solar masses in a radius of 10 km. One spoonful of matter from a neutron star would weigh about a billion tons or more than the weight of many mountains on earth, and if we drop that spoonful matter on earth, it would pierce it and end up in its center. Just think of it, a spoonful of any matter on earth hardly weighs more than a few grams.
Neutron stars are considered to be the fastest spinning objects in the universe
. Neutron stars sometimes become Pulsars
as because of gravitational pull and angular momentum they start spinning so much so that they rotate as fast as 716 times/s. If you manage to stand on the equator of the fastest known pulsar
, the rotational velocity would be about 1/10 the speed of light
i.e almost 30000km/s. They emit radiation light in beams. When first observed, they were thought as LGM (Little Green Men) or Aliens, because they were emitting so fast and continuous sort of signal like some intelligent being was sending that. You can think of Neutrino star
as hearing rather than seeing beams of light as the beams are in radio waves spectrum. But you could hear it precisely as a beep or as a knocking or vibrating sound.
Miracle Of Quran Surah Tariq
Now, look at what the Quran says almost 1400 years ago in Surah Tariq verses 1-3.
٢ وَمَا أَدْرَاكَ مَا الطَّارِقُ
٣ النَّجْمُ الثَّاقِبُ