Neutron Stars Collide
This numerical simulation depicts two inspiraling and merging neutron stars, highlighting the gravitational waves emitted during the merger.
A numerical simulation depicts two merging neutron stars, highlighting their density distribution. Higher density (the interior of the neutron stars) is shown in blue, while lower density (crust of the neutron stars) is shown in red.
Illustration of Kilonova & Gravitational Waves
This is an artist's rendition of colliding neutron stars creating gravitational waves and a kilonova.
Neutron Stars Merge
An artists' rendition of two neutron stars merging. In the top panel, two stars are starting to spiral together while emitting gravitational waves. In the bottom panel, the collision has occurred and the system is emitting electromagnetic radiation.