Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute)
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