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Israeli scientists predicted effects seen in historic neutron star study

- October 16, 2017

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Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, researchers revealed Monday, confirming a long-ridiculed theory proposed by Israeli scientists 28 years ago on how heavy elements, such as gold, were created.

The Israeli scientists had predicted that when two neutron stars collide, in addition to making ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves, they also create bright flashes of high-energy radiation called gamma ray bursts and form neutron-rich heavy elements such as gold, plutonium and uranium.

Read full article on The Times of Israel.


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