Feb 2019 Tag this SVS Video about GOLD!
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The World observes how heavy metals are created - Goldfinder
For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra, creating more gold than the mass of the moon. On August 17, 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory detected gravitational waves from a neutron star collision. Within 12 hours, observatories had identified the source of the event within the galaxy NGC 4993, shown in this Hubble Space Telescope image ( https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a012700/a012740/Hubble_NS_Merger_Full.gif ), and located an associated stellar flare called a kilonova (box). Inset: Hubble observed the kilonova fade over the course of six days. 70 ground based telescopes and all space-based telescopes observed this phenomena.
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