Where does gold come from?

by ARTiFactor on May. 25th, 2008

Ever wonder how gold is made. One explanation of the origin of gold is from the collision of neutron stars.

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MrBig621188's picture
MrBig621188 says:

that would be amazing i mean who would not want to give that special some one a ring of neutron stars that would me awesome

posted on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:10am
BLB's picture
BLB says:

thats crazy, i wonder how long ago that took place. And can it happen again?

Yadadamean!!!

posted on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 10:13am
Kern's picture
Kern says:

Future space explorers may find asteroids with gleaming veins of gold. Many scientists believe that gold is formed only in a very specialized environment, where two neutron stars collide, causing an expansion which ejects gold elements into the outer layers, some of which may deflect off into space and eventually end up on places like earth, carried here by asteroids and meteors.

posted on Sat, 01/02/2010 - 2:15am

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