Cosmic Forge of Rare Heavy Elements Discovered

The fading glow of the optical counterpart to GW170817, captured by DECam on the 4-m Blanco telescope.

Credit:

The Dark Energy Camera GW-EM Collaboration and the DES Collaboration / PI: Berger; J. Najita, M. Newhouse & NOAO/AURA/NSF.

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Id:noao1705a
Type:Collage
Release date:Oct. 16, 2017, 10 a.m.
Related releases:noao1705
Size:400 x 403 px

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Víctor M. Blanco 4-meter Telescope
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