Stellar Collisions Lead to Showers of Treasure

Gold and silver are some of the priciest elements found on Earth. Recent space discoveries suggest that colliding neuron stars may lead to a confetti of gold and silver in their galactic neighborhood.

Some scientists believe that the gold and platinum supply found on Earth may be remnants of a distant collision within the Milky Way.  Astronomers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected the collision from gravitational forces that rippled through corridors of space-time.

Space experts are comparing two studies on stellar collisions to unravel the mysteries of the treasure-erupting phenomenon.

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