Origins of Universe's Gold Discovered in Neutron Star Mergers
Date: 1/19/2018; 2 minutes


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The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the observation of visible light in the aftermath of that merger, finally answer a long-standing question in astrophysics: Where do the heaviest elements, ranging from silver and other precious metals to uranium, come from? (#33299)


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