kilonova

New Simulation Shows Exactly What’s Happening as Neutron Stars Merge

Neutron stars are the remnants of massive stars that explode as supernovae at the end of their fusion lives. They're…

7 months ago

It’s still possible to detect the site of the 2017 kilonova explosion

It's been over a thousand days since the historic kilonova observation, and yet the region continues to emit X-rays, long…

7 months ago

Astronomers See Strontium in the Kilonova Wreckage, Proof that Neutron Star Collisions Manufacture Heavy Elements in the Universe

Astronomers have spotted Strontium in the aftermath of a collision between two neutron stars. This is the first time a…

2 years ago

Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

2 years ago

A Star Exploded as a Supernova and Then Collapsed Into a Neutron Star. But Only a Fraction of its Matter was Released

An international team of scientists recently witnessed the birth of a binary neutron star system, which was indicated by a…

3 years ago

Superfast Jet of Material Blasted Out From Last Year’s Neutron Star Merger

According to a new study by an international team of astronomers, last year's kilonova event (where two neutron stars merged)…

3 years ago

Okay, Last Year’s Kilonova Did Probably Create a Black Hole

The kilonova event that took place last year, where two neutron stars merged, is now believed to have formed a…

3 years ago

Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be

Based on recent gravitational wave research, a team of scientists from the University of Frankfurt have placed an upper limit…

3 years ago

What’s A Kilonova? You’re Looking At It!

As astute readers of Universe Today, you likely know what a supernova is: a stellar explosion that signals the end…

8 years ago