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Heavy elements born in neutron star collisions observed in the universe for the first time
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Heavy elements born in neutron star collisions observed in the universe for the first time

The results also confirm 'neutron stars have neutrons in them' — something researchers haven't known for sure till now.

LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments
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LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments

NASA's Fermi gamma ray telescope, Swift, Hubble, Chandra X ray telescope, Spitzer and several ground based observatories captured the event.