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Astronomers believe neutrons released during the merger combine with surrounding atoms in a phenomenon known as r-process nucleosynthesis.
Those nuclei beef up by gobbling neutrons in rapid succession and then quickly change their chemical identities through radioactive decay.
The result is an exotic form of matter, and, since atoms are composed mostly of empty space but neutrons can pack closely together, neutron stars are extremely dense.
The swarms of neutrons set free can ramp up the explosive chain reaction of a uranium layer wrapped around it, creating a blast far more devastating than uranium fission alone.
Although the exact details of their composition are yet to be discovered, scientists believe neutron stars are composed mostly of neutrons, charge-less, sub-atomic particles found in the nucleus of atoms.
The spectacular neutron-star collision eventually faded from view, but it was immortalized by space animators.
But the authors conclude that the results would be heavy, neutron-rich atomic nuclei.
One of Odyssey’s instruments measures the neutrons kicked up from the martian surface by cosmic rays striking the planet.
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