See What is ‘The Most Spectacular Fireworks in the Universe’
When two neutron stars collided, scientists called “the most spectacular fireworks in the universe.” This crash also answered many previously unknown questions, especially the birth of heavy metals such as gold and platinum. Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, talked to the Associated Press about this discovery.
“This is getting everything you wish for,” he said. “This is our fantasy observation. We see the gold being formed,” Brown said.