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The First Neutron Star Collision We’ve Ever Seen

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The results are in from the neutron star collision this past August! Astronomers are revealing what they’ve learned so far, with more pure gold research underway!

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/eic-hos101617.php
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Images:

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/when-neutron-stars-collide
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Artist%27s_impression_of_supernova_1993J.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Comet_falling_into_white_dwarf_(artist%27s_impression).jpg

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