Astronomers have recorded a second collision of neutron stars

Researchers at the Laser Interferometric Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) have discovered the second

in the history of the collision of neutron stars. Scientists have only now been able to confirm that in April 2019, two neutron stars at a distance of about 520 million light-years collided together and combined into one object. It was named GW190425.

Telescopes could never detect beforethe collision of stars whose total mass is 2.9 times greater than the Sun. “These objects are clearly heavier than any other pair of neutron stars that we observed,” the researchers noted.

A huge radio telescope from China began to look for extraterrestrial life

University of Florida astronomers previously studieddata on the collision of two neutron stars, which scientists observed in 2017, and came to the conclusion that similar events near the Milky Way could cause the appearance of heavy metals in the solar system.

In 2017, observatories around the world observedcollision of two dense cosmic bodies of extremely high energies. The mass of neutron stars that became participants in this event is several times greater than the mass of the Sun - while the size of the objects were the size of a big city.