Artist's impression of colliding neutron stars
This artist's impression shows a kilonova produced by two colliding neutron stars. While studying the aftermath of a long gamma-ray burst (GRB), two independent teams of astronomers using a host of telescopes in space and on Earth, including the Gemini North telescope on Hawai‘i and the Gemini South telescope in Chile, have uncovered the unexpected hallmarks of a kilonova, the colossal explosion triggered by colliding neutron stars.Credit:
NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine
About the Image
|Dec. 7, 2022, 9 a.m.
|5120 x 2880 px