To Kilonova

The astroquarks are joined by movie writer/director Ryan Piers Williams, co-founder of Harness, to discuss the observation of the explosive collision of two neutron stars in a “kilonova” heralding a new age in astronomy using both light and gravitational waves. Neutron star collisons are 1,000 times as bright as a typical nova, and are the universe’s main source of silver, platinum and gold. Up until this moment, kilonovas have been theoretical. Join us for a discussion on this fantastic discovery, plus some space trivia.

 

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