May 15, 2023
Astronomy Cast Ep. 681: Kilonovae
by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
Streamed live on May 7, 2023.
In 2017, astronomers detected the gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation from colliding neutron stars. This had been long theorized as one of the causes of a certain type of gamma-ray burst. By studying the event and its afterglow, astronomers have learned a tremendous amount about the formation of the heaviest elements in the Universe.
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THANK YOU! - Fraser and Dr. Pamela