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Neutron Stars Tear Each Other To Shreds, Black Hole Ensues | Visualization

In this simulation, 2 neutron stars weigh in at 1.4 and 1.7 solar masses and are separated by only 11 miles. Intense tidal forces pull the stars apart as they spiral towards each other and the black hole is formed amidst the chaos.  (Titanic Energy Release - Simulation)

credit : NASA / GSFC