Cosmic Gold
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Cosmic Gold

July 19, 2013
This artist's conception portrays two neutron stars at the moment of collision. New observations confirm that colliding neutron stars produce short gamma-ray bursts. Such collisions produce rare heavy elements, including gold. All Earth's gold likely came from colliding neutron stars.

Credit: Dana Berry, SkyWorks Digital, Inc.

[ Read the Article: Neutron Star Collisions May Have Created All The Gold In The Universe ]

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