Stunning footage of two stars colliding 20 billion light-years away
The US National Radio Astronomy Observatory has released a video clip showing a collision between two stars, a first in history.
The video shows light from a neutron star colliding with another star 20 billion light-years away.
The research team used highly advanced radio telescopes to detect one of the most energetic short-range gamma-ray bursts ever observed.
The light traveled about 6 to 9 billion light-years across the universe and was captured by the Atacama Large Sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile, the British Daily Mail reported.
The scientists confirmed that the flash was the most energetic of short-range gamma-ray bursts ever observed. The data could help scientists learn more about these extreme events and their impact on the space around them.
Gamma-ray bursts are the most powerful known in the universe, and in just 10 seconds, they can release more energy than the size of our Sun in 10 billion years. The importance of such explosions comes from the fact that elements heavier than iron are formed and ejected throughout space.
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