According to scientists “strange stars could be found when looking through the ripples of space. In fact, scientists are starting to understand more about this strange matter and just what characteristics they are likely to portray. Strange stars are nothing like their counterparts, normal stars. When studying quarks, we know that there are six types which makeup ordinary matter. With a special equation used to formulate the composition of ordinary matter, it is easy to identify.
We now know that they are other objects made from an equal number of quarks that make this classified as strange matter. One of the biggest benefits of strange matter it the durability of it. In fact, when strange matter comes into contact with ordinary matter, it can convert it. Researchers have tried to develop this in labs but so far have been unsuccessful.
One way strange matter could be developed is in a neutron star. With such a heavy amount of weight, some of the quarks could be converted causing it to change into a strange star. Another way is if a strange star comes into contact with a neutron star, it could convert it.
By studying gravitational waves in space, scientists believe they could find these strange stars. This happens because strange stars provide different gravitational waves than normal stars. Normal stars are likely to be about 18 miles wide while strange stars could be seen as only about 6 miles wide.
In 2005 and 2007, scientists uncovered two giant explosions that occurred due to gamma ray bursts. Now, scientists are questioning whether this could have been the result of strange stars. While no gravitational waves were detected, it is likely researchers could soon find these waves and start contributing them to strange stars.