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.

Credit:

NSF/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet

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Id:eso1733v
Type:Ontwerp
Publicatiedatum:16 oktober 2017 16:00
Gerelateerde berichten:eso1733
Grootte:5358 x 7500 px

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Naam:Neutron star
Type:Unspecified : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Categorie:Illustrations

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