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A photo of rings from a neutron star's flare.
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Scientists have spent centuries studying how matter works. They’ve boiled it, they’ve frozen it, and they’ve even thrown it into particle colliders and smashed it up. They’ve learned a lot about what matter does in these conditions, but--that’s just what we can do on Earth.

“A neutron star is basically the densest object aside from a black hole. When they collide, the matter itself is deformed in such a way that we can probe densities inaccessible to laboratories on Earth,” Leslie Wade said.

The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center is expanding thanks to a $3 million grant from the state Attorney General’s office.

The center provides community outreach, sexual abuse services on college campuses, and a 24-hour hotline.

The center’s president Sondra Miller says that the next step is to branch out from Cleveland and create a regional office in Westlake.