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.

Credit:

ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

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Id:eso1733p
Type:Ontwerp
Publicatiedatum:16 oktober 2017 16:00
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Naam:GW170817
Type:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Categorie:Illustrations
Stars

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