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X-Rays From Neutron Star Merger Still Persist 1,000 Days After Collision

KEY POINTS In 2017, scientists detected X-rays following the collision of two neutron stars It was the first time that X-rays were observed following a gamma ray burst The X-rays…

Neutron star collision continues to emit X-rays, puzzling astronomers

When two neutron stars smashed into each other, about 130 million light-years from Earth, the universe lit up. The collision, between some of the densest objects in the cosmos, produced…