UC Davis Helps Spot Colliding Neutron Stars, An Astronomical Breakthrough

An illustration of a neutron star merger.
An illustration of a neutron star merger. Image credit NSF LIGO Sonoma State University / A. Simonnet

For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves. Assistant Professor Stefano Valenti helped detect the collision of two neutron stars and confirm these cataclysmic events are the source of gold, platinum and other heavy elements. Read more at UC Davis News.

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