Artist's impression of a kilonova explosion

The merging of two neutron stars produces a violent explosion known as a kilonova. Such an event is expected to expel heavy chemical elements into space. This picture shows some of these elements, along with their atomic numbers.

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ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:eso1733p
Típus:Artwork
Közzététel napja:2017. október 16. 16.00
Related releases:eso1733
Size:5000 x 3293 px

About the Object

Név:GW170817
Típus:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Category:Illustrations
Stars

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