“Galactic Motherload” –Gigantic Kilonova Eruptions Seed the Universe With Silver, Gold and Platinum

 

 

On October 16, 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous detection of light and gravitational waves from the same source–a merger of two neutron stars. Now, a team that includes several University of Maryland astronomers has identified a direct relative of that historic event.

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