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impicklerick
When our stars collide

Link: https://phys.org/news/2017-10-neutron-star-smash-up-discovery-lifetime.html

How awful would it be to be part of a small community that witnessed two stars collide for the first time in history... and to have to keep it a secret for a while? I would be bursting to tell the world!

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Ronan Lombardo

Among other things, it is hoped that data from neutron star collisions will one day reveal the rate of expansion of the cosmos, which in turn would tell us how old it is and how much matter it contains. It is tremendously exciting to experience a rare event that transforms our understanding of the workings of the Universe.

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