Jul 31, 2018

348-Year-Old Radioactive Molecule Spotted in Space

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“When Stars Collide” sounds like the title track of Barry Manilow’s latest album.

Unfortunately, Barry hasn’t released a single since 2012.

But astronomers did make the first definitive detection of a radioactive molecule spilled from two colliding stars. So that’s something.

Spotted with the Atacama Large Millimeter/tarubmillimeter Array (ALMA) and Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) radio telescopes, the form was apparently ejected into space by the collision of two Sun-like stars.

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