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Elements of surprise: Neutron stars contribute little, but something’s making gold

Elements of surprise: Neutron stars contribute little, but something’s making gold

Neutron star collisions do not create the quantity of chemical elements previously assumed, a new analysis of galaxy evolution finds. The research also reveals that current models can’t explain the amount of gold in the cosmos – creating an astronomical mystery. The work has produced a new-look Periodic Table, showing the stellar origins of naturally occurring elements from carbon to uranium.
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