James Webb Space Telescope detects violent collision between neutron stars

An illustration of two neutron stars colliding and merging.

Using the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), astronomers have traced an extremely bright gamma-ray burst (GRB) to its origin, a violent collision between two neutron stars. The ring on your finger likely contains atoms produced in neutron star collisions like this, also known as «kilonova». That’s because, as well as blowing up the GRB over … Leer más