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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Identyfikator:eso1917b
Data publikacji:23 października 2019 19:00
Powiązane komunikaty:eso1917
Czas trwania:48 s
Frame rate:25 fps

O obiekcie

Nazwa:GW170817
Typ:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Kategoria:Stars

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