OSCAR BRUM

Boat Ride During a Neutron Star Collision.

Neutron stars are collapsed cores of massive stars. They are some of the smallest and most dense stellar objects in the universe, with the mass of our sun compacted in a 10 km radius. 

 

When two neutron stars collide, a kilonova is formed as a result of the immense amount of energy liberated. This event smashes subatomic particles together in a process called nucleosynthesis, creating heavy elements like gold.

 

The collision generates a gravitational force so strong it bends light around it and creates disruptions in space-time. 

 

In this fantastic composition, the consequences of such collision have painted the sky with gold and even splashed some of it onto the rocks. They have bent space-time and caused a parallel dimension to emerge, maybe for a few milliseconds, maybe for millions of years… 

 © 2020 - Oscar Brum |  Artist

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