Heavy Elements

Prelude to a Supernova: The James Webb Captures a Rare Wolf-Rayet Star

Massive stars are sprinters. It might seem counterintuitive that stars 100 or 200 times more massive than our Sun could…

11 months ago

Colliding Neutron Stars can Generate Long Gamma-ray Bursts

Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic recurring events in the Universe. Only the Big Bang was more energetic, and…

1 year ago

Astronomers Find a Star That Contains 65 Different Elements

Have you ever held a chunk of gold in your hand? Not a little piece of jewelry, but an ounce…

2 years ago

Some of Earth’s Gold Came From Two Neutron Stars That Collided Billions of Years Ago

A new study has shown that a good deal of Earth's heaviest elements may have come from a nearby neutron…

5 years ago

Antique Stars Could Help Solve Mysteries Of Early Milky Way

[/caption] Utilizing ESO's giant telescopes located in Chile, researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have been examining "antique" stars. Located…

12 years ago

Cosmic Collisions – The Astronomical Alchemist

[/caption]Here on Earth the practice of alchemy once had its era - trying to turn lead into gold. However, somewhere…

12 years ago