Two stars collide and scientists could watch it — for the first time ever

scrippsPublished: October 17, 2017
Published: October 17, 2017

Two very distant stars collided, and astronomers and scientists around the world were able to witness the crash for the first time ever.

The crash, called a kilonova, was witnessed on Aug. 17, and scientists are just now releasing the details of what happens when two neutron stars collide with one another.

More than 4,000 scientists were able to measure and analyze everything about the collision — matter, light and other radiation.

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