All That Glitters Is Gold July 24 2013, 0 Comments
Recent reports suggest that gold, as well as mercury, lead, platinum and other elements in the universe, are created by colliding neutron stars!
Here's an excerpt from SmithsonianMag.com:
"On June 3, 3.9 billion light-years away, two incredibly dense neutron stars— bodies that are each about 1.5 times the mass of the sun but just the size of mere cities—collided. Scientists studying the event say it solves an enduring mystery about the formation of elements in our universe."
"It's a very fast, catastrophic, extremely energetic type of explosion,” says Edo Berger, an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The massive collision released a powerful jet of gamma-rays across the universe. The flash, which lasted for only two-tenths of a second, was picked up by NASA’s Swift satellite and sent astronomers scrambling to collect data."
Read more here!