Neutron star merger animation and elements formed in these events

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars merging and exploding as a kilonova. Such objects are the main source of very heavy chemical elements, such as gold and platinum, in the Universe. The detection of one element, strontium (Sr), has now been confirmed using data from the X-shooter instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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Útgáfudagur:Okt 23, 2019, 19:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1917
Tímalengd:48 s
Frame rate:25 fps

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Nafn:GW170817
Tegund:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Flokkur:Stars

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