Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time and Lights Up the Sky

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine On Aug. 17, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected something new. Some 130 million light-years away, … Continue reading Neutron-Star Collision Shakes Space-Time and Lights Up the Sky

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Viewpoint: Neutron-Star Implosions as Heavy-Element Sources

This scenario is similar to one proposed by Joseph Bramante and Tim Linden in 2016 [11]. Instead of PBHs, they proposed that dark matter particles could accumulate inside an aging neutron star to form a star-consuming black hole. As the black hole accreted mass, it would release enough gravitational binding energy to power the ejection of dense neutron matter for strong-r-process synthesis.