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Astron. Astrophys. 318, 466-466 (1997)

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Research Note

Is Hercules X-1 a strange star?

Jes Madsen

Institute of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, DK-8000 Å rhus C, Denmark

Received 16 November 1995 / Accepted 3 July 1996


The possible identification of Her X-1 with a strange star (Li et al. 1995) is shown to be incorrect.

Key words: equation of state – stars: neutron – pulsars: individual: Her X-1

SIMBAD Objects


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