Science News Desk – Space is full of mysteries. Astronomers have now discovered an exceptionally rare star system that may have undergone a powerful explosion. It has the potential to become a kilonova in the future. This explosion will cause a ‘shower of gold’ in space. Scientists estimate that only one system in 10 billion is so rare. It is estimated that only 10 such systems exist in our solar system. American experts say that when two neutron stars met, scientists saw a big bang.
For the first time, researchers have predicted a Kilonova explosion on Wednesday. The explosion created a fireball and the glowing material spread out into space much faster than they expected. This star cluster, known as CPD-29 2176, is located approximately 11,400 light-years away from Earth. NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory has seen it. The mass of both neutron stars is about 2.7 times that of our Sun. These two stars revolved around each other for billions of years before colliding with each other.
A 1.5-meter telescope in Chile allowed astronomers to see when stars collide to form a kilonova. CPD-29 2176 is unusual. That’s because astronomers always thought that during a kilonova the densest star pushed the other one out of the system. But the current neutron star hasn’t done that. Scientists say that in order to make a kilonova, the second star would also have to explode as a hyper-striped supernova, so that two neutron stars could collide. If two neutron stars collide, there is a terrible explosion in space, then it is called Kilonova.
Supernova explosions in space traditionally eject the nearest star from the system. The Daily Mail reported that when neutron stars collide, kilonova explosions are created, which rapidly eject high-energy particles. It will be so hot that it will produce a radioactive glow, rich in important elements such as gold, silver and uranium. Kilonova explosions were first proposed in 1974 and confirmed in 2013.