Artist’s impression of merging neutron stars

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova. Such a very rare event is expected to produce both gravitational waves and a short gamma-ray burst, both of which were observed on 17 August 2017 by LIGO–Virgo and Fermi/INTEGRAL respectively. Subsequent detailed observations with many ESO telescopes confirmed that this object, seen in the galaxy NGC 4993 about 130 million light-years from the Earth, is indeed a kilonova. Such objects are the main source of very heavy chemical elements, such as gold and platinum, in the Universe.

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University of Warwick/Mark Garlick

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Kimlik:eso1733s
Tür:Çizim
Yayın tarihi:16 Ekim 2017 16:00
Bağlantılı bültenler:eso1733
Boyut:6152 x 4026 px

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Tür:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Kategori:Illustrations

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