Neutron-star collision sheds light on heavy elements’ creation
By Jim Borg email@example.com
Oct. 16, 2017
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ROBIN DIENEL / COURTESY CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE
The first observation of a binary neutron star merger and resulting kilonova explosion is seen in this photo/rendering. University of Hawaii researchers played a major role in significant astronomical discoveries with the help of the Pan-STARRS1 observatory atop Haleakala.
COURTESY ROB RATKOWSKI
The gravity wave phenomenon named GW170817 was traced by Pan-STARRS1 Observatory atop Haleakala at sunset.