Violent Neutron Star Collision Discovered Near Earth’s Birthplace (Weekend Feature)

  The heaviest natural elements on the periodic table such as gold, platinum, and uranium were forged during the mergers of binary neutron stars. Astronomers have previously estimated that tens of thousands of such binary neutron star mergers must have occurred throughout our Milky Way Galaxy during the past 10 billion years, sprinkling neutron-rich elements … Continue reading Violent Neutron Star Collision Discovered Near Earth’s Birthplace (Weekend Feature)