New telescope reveals rare collision between two dead stars

  • ivy gosh
  • Science reporter, BBC News

image source, BBC News / Stelios Thucydides


A neutron star collision is an opportunity to see what’s inside these amazing objects.

Astronomers can detect collisions of dead suns known as neutron stars for the first time thanks to a powerful new telescope.

The neutron star collision They are the key to our understanding of the universe.

It is believed that they created the heavy metals that formed stars and planets like us in the past. billions of years.

The light of the shocks can only be seen for a few nights, so the telescope must race to locate them.

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