Binary neutron stars: inspiral and merger

Binary neutron stars: inspiral and merger

Equal-mass magnetized neutron star binaries

A simulation of colliding neutron stars helps to explain what could lie behind short gamma-ray bursts.

Credits:
L. Rezzolla (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Institute for Theoretical Physics, Frankfurt), M. Koppitz (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics & Zuse Institute Berlin)

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Colliding neutron stars create a black hole and a gamma-ray burst

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