The ultra-violent origins of gold

It seems supernovas aren’t enough. Nature has an even more extreme way of making heavy elements. And we may be on the point of observing the distortions of space-time caused in the process

Read more at the Guardian. And, just because it looks great, here is a stunning timelapse from ESA of a somewhat mysterious stellar eruption.

 

 

About Jon Butterworth

UCL Physics prof, works on LHC, writes (books, Guardian Science and elsewhere). Citizen of England, UK, Europe & Nowhere, apparently.
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