Astronomers immediately turned up their telescopes when they observed two neutrons banging with each other and giving out gravitational waves. Virgo and LIGO detected the mysterious waves and came to the conclusion that it was a result of merging these two stars.
These stars merge together to form heftier nuclei. The process called as stellar nucleosynthesis gives rise to elements having more weight than hydrogen but lesser as compared to iron. But, researchers are still hunting for the origin of these heavy metals. The collision of the stars might have given out these heavy metals.
Fermi Gamma-ray Space telescope noticed gamma rays immediately after they notice gravitational waves. This was the actual region from where energy for formation of elements originated. Later, after 11 hours of time, they noticed first visible light coming out of that source of energy.
It was named as NGC 4993, located at the distance of 130 million light-years away from our planet. One of the two stars rotates around the other at very high speed. At one point in time, they come closer to each other and gradually increase their speed to the fullest.
Astrophysicist gave the basic idea about how the elements like lead, platinum, and gold were originated and formed. But, they still don’t have any evidence for the same. “Huge stars collide with each other due to the rippling and merges to form a black hole or the neutron star.”
Dregs turn out and become a part of space. Gradually, these neutrons get converted into electrons and protons, thus, forming different elements heavier than iron. Black holes are the densest elements in the space. Neutrons stand at the second position.
It’s equal to the size of a city having a mass greater than our planet’s sun. Stars having huge mass explode and give rise to neutron and other fundamental particles such as protons and electrons.