Feb 18, 2023

Neutron Stars Create ‘Perfect’ Explosion in Space, Forming Senseless Symmetrical Sphere

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Two neutron stars collided which caused a huge explosion but with an unusually flawless form, baffling scientists. Usually, a collision between neutron stars would lead to a flattened cloud but the recently observed explosion formed a perfectly spherical shape, reports.

It is still unclear how this is possible, but a new study may shed light on the fundamental physics involved and help scientists calculate the universe’s age. Astrophysicists from the Universe of Copenhagen discovered the kilonova and described it in full in their study, titled “Spherical Symmetry in the Kilonova At2017gfo/GW170817,” which was published in the journal Nature.

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