Cataclysmic collision

Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. The rippling space-time grid represents gravitational waves that travel out from the collision, while the narrow beams show the bursts of gamma rays that are shot out just seconds after the gravitational waves. Swirling clouds of material ejected from the merging stars are also depicted. The clouds glow with visible and other wavelengths of light.

Crédit:

NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

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Identification:eso1733v
Type:Dessin
Date de publication:16 octobre 2017 16:00
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1733
Taille:5358 x 7500 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:Neutron star
Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Catégorie:Illustrations

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