Neutron Stars Colliding

Neutron Stars Colliding


When neutron stars collide, the explosion can produce up to a billion times the energy of the luminosity of the all the stars in the Milky Way combined, for the 50 or so seconds it takes place. The event ejects matter at 60,000 km per second or 20% the speed of light. This cosmic firework is called a Kilonova, responsible for the heavy elements like gold, platinum and uranium #outerspace