Heavy Elements

The Brightest Gamma Ray Burst Ever Seen Came from a Collapsing Star

After a journey lasting about two billion years, photons from an extremely energetic gamma-ray burst (GRB) struck the sensors on…

3 months ago

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…

1 year 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…

2 years 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…

13 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…

13 years ago