“Seeding the Solar System” –Violent Neutron Star Collision Discovered Near Earth’s Birthplace

Neutron Star Collision

 

“Our results address a fundamental quest of humanity: Where did we come from and where are we going? It is very difficult to describe the tremendous emotions we felt when realized what we had found and what it means for the future as we search for an explanation of our place in the universe,” said astrophysicist Szabolcs Marka at Columbia University about the discovery of a violent collision of two neutron stars 4.6 billion years ago as the likely source of some of the most coveted matter on Earth.

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