As an ether theorist (see my Thread "Michael Anteski's Ether Model," page 2) I would submit that quantum theorists have no clear idea at present of how neutron stars are formed. The Ether Model I describe in the above Thread can be used to rationally account for how a neutron star could form. In my Thread, I proposed that a universal ether matrix exists which can explain Quantum Entanglement and also indicates a rational model for why antiparticles are not found in the universe. (In the Model, I propose that, creationally, forces were projected through the ether which directed antiparticles (which are much larger in size than the units of the ether) to follow "like unit" channels through the ether matrix, into black holes, which would amount to a first-ever way to explain the absence of antiparticles, as well as the presence of black holes, in the Universe. This same kind of Model can also account for how neutron stars are formed. To start the neutron-star model, we can consider how this model of Ether would apply to the destruction of a normal star. -As in standard theory, as ordinary stars age, they gradually lose their internal energy (they become "tired"). Eventually, this process reaches a point where the star is destroyed in a very violent event. -Here is where my Ether Model departs from the standard model based on quantum physics. -In the Ether Model, the violence of the destruction results in an "erasure" of atomic "signatures" in the old star system, producing freed-up protons, neutrons, and electrons., all fluxing wildly within the ether matrix. With the Ether Model, these freed-up units will tend to follow "like unit" channels through the surrounding ether matrix (similar to the Model's description of how antiparticles followed like-unit pathways through the ether toward black holes.) -Thus, the protons would follow similar pathways, and be able to form a new star. or Nova. The neutrons would likewise follow similar pathways, and form a neutron star. The electrons would likewise tend to aggregate together, into massive gamma ray formations. The Nova would remain in the same area as the previous star had. The neutrons would leave the area, going toward neutronic-attractor regions elsewhere in space. The electronic gamma rays would also leave the area as gamma-ray emissions. If the destruction event were large enough, they might produce a gamma ray burst. We can see that this kind of ether model adapts itself to explaining how a neutron star can be formed.