When Neutron Stars Collide - Titanic Energy Released
By Steve Spaleta, Space.com Senior Producer |
Two neutron stars accelerate to near the speed of light before they collide. The stellar smack-down happens in only one hundredth of a second, but the energy released exceeds all our Sun could produce over the course of 10 billion years.
credit : David Bock, D. Swesty, E. Wang, & A. Calder