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Neutron Star Collision

4 November 2017

Worlds in Collision becomes ever more popular with astrophysicists and astronomers and is basic to the gravitational wave theory currently getting a lot of attention – colliding neutron stars and merging black holes. Apparently, a nearby neutron star collision could cause calamity on Earth – but think of all that gold and platinum it would produce. Even merging black holes would be a disaster, if they occurred too close to our galaxy – and that old bugbear, a supernova event would also be deadly. How near is near? Go to www.scientificamerican.com/article/a-nearby-neutron-star-collision-could…

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