Neutron star merger animation and elements formed in these events

This artist’s impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars merging and exploding as a kilonova. Such objects are the main source of very heavy chemical elements, such as gold and platinum, in the Universe. The detection of one element, strontium (Sr), has now been confirmed using data from the X-shooter instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope.

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ESO/L. Calçada

O video klipu

Id:eso1917b
Datum objavljivanja:23. oktobar 2019. 19:00
Povezana saopštenja:eso1917
Trajanje:48 s
Frame rate:25 fps

O objektu

Naziv:GW170817
Tip:Local Universe : Star : Evolutionary Stage : Neutron Star
Kategorija:Stars

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