“Try to imagine what it will be like to go to sleep and never wake up… now try to imagine what it was like to wake up having never gone to sleep.” –Alan Watts
Neutron star matter is the stuff of legends: it’s the densest three-dimensional material to exist in our Universe. With a density some 10^22 times that of water, you might think that a tiny chunk of it would be incredible to possess.
But would such a chunk be stable, or would something catastrophic happen if you took a dense group of neutrons out of a neutron star? And if a small amount wouldn’t work, what would happen? And moreover, how large of a piece would you have to break off to keep your neutron-star-chunk stable?