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How to make a kilonova: Finding a path for cosmic alchemy

In 2017, a cosmic event occurred that changed our understanding of the universe when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected a merger event from two neutron stars caught in a tight orbit in an event dubbed GW 170817. Neutron stars are stars so dense... click to read more

  • Noel Richardson | Assistant Professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Clarissa Pavao | Student researcher at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Oct 25, 2023
Climatic Changes for Earths in Sun-like Stellar Binaries

The mild oscillation of Earth's axial tilt, or obliquity, over time is less than a few degrees and is one of the reasons that complex lifeforms prospered on our planet. Will this be true if the giant planets are replaced by a Sun-like star? Alpha... click to read more

  • Billy Quarles | Research Scientist at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jun 29, 2020