Mirror neutron stars

Mauricio Hippert, Jack Setford, Hung Tan, David Curtin, Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler, Nicolas Yunes

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The fundamental nature of dark matter is entirely unknown. A compelling candidate is twin Higgs mirror matter, invisible hidden-sector cousins of the Standard Model particles and forces. This predicts mirror neutron stars made entirely of mirror nuclear matter. We find their structure using realistic equations of state, robustly modified based on first-principle quantum chromodynamic calculations, for the first time. This allows us to predict their gravitational wave signals, demonstrating an impressive discovery potential and ability to probe dark sectors connected to the hierarchy problem.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number035025
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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