TIL: This is where gold really comes from!

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Ever wondered where gold comes from?

"Duh, the earth retard", I hear you thinking.

Yeah, no I mean where it really really really comes from? How is it originally created?

Well, here's something interesting I learned today while browsing random shit on Reddit.

If we were to be poetic, we would say it is created when two start kiss. Gay! But close enough.

Apparently, recent research has shown gold and other precious metal like platinum are created when two neutron stars collide.

Traditionally, gold in the universe is thought to have formed by the r-process (rapid neutron capture) in supernova nucleosynthesis, but more recently it has been suggested that gold and other elements heavier than iron may also be produced in quantity by the r-process in the collision of neutron stars source

Here's a video from Stockholm University where a bunch of geeks astrophysicists explain more about the actual process

Who knew the answer to the question medieval alchemists had was so easy. All they needed to do was get two neutron stars and have them touch each other.

Fucking dumbasses!

*A neutron star is the extremely dense core of a massive star that has collapsed and gone supernova. The protons and electrons of the star's atoms are forced together under intense pressure, forming neutrons. These neutrons are packed so tightly together that a sugar-cube-sized amount of neutron star material would weigh around a billion tons. They have incredibly strong magnetic fields, and can rotate rapidly, emitting intense radiation. Some neutron stars are also observed as pulsars, emitting beams of radiation that sweep across the sky like lighthouse beams. (via chatgbt)

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Would bang

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That’s hysterical 🤣

So what you're saying is that we should start stacking neutron stars?

its a limited comodity so...

I knew about formation via supernova. I didn't know about formation via r-process. Good detail to know for when I need to win any bets or drinking games!

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we live to learn! XD

And another great reason to stack!

Stacking neutron stars every day fren!

I had no idea but I love gold. Although diamond is a girl's best friend.

It’s all Greek to me….😂


well it's all star bits anyway so ...🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

What a beautiful story of two rainbow stars in love.
!gif love gold


Oh, so Neutron stars are Gay💀

Curious to know pronouns of Gold. !LOL

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Could I use the CERN large Hadron Collider to make some gold, without blacking out all of Europe and without forming a hazardous black hole in the process. Maybe we should ask the A.I. this.

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He he, maybe can make our cern!

The event they are describing is called a kilonova.

Sounds heavy!

It definitely is, haha!

It took a lot of time and Gold Molecules, for Mother Nature, to put that Treasure, together. Thanks again, @trumpman.

That's all?! No problem! I'm going to be rich soon! Now... to try to get ahold of a few neutron stars.

I can borrow you some!


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It's interesting facts. neutron are powerful !

It doesn't sound easy at all but I guess that was to be expected of an answer. I'd rather not get close to the collision between those stars.

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Scaredy cat!

The collision of two neutron stars is a rare occurrence. There is a colossal explosion and the release of gold. After many millions of years, natives on different planets begin to understand the beauty and rarity of this metal.

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🤔😉😂 Hmmmmm, never would have thunk it.. it all starts with kissing! :)

I'm pretty sure there are other ways to make gold or any other element it's just that we are probably pretty far from achieving this

Not as manly though as having two stars brawl!

Thats an undeniable fact 🤣

Wow this is so nice and beautiful.

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