(IJCH) The Dance of the Neutron Stars (Or How Universal Gold and Platinum is Made)
IJCH - Inside JaiChai's Head (Meaning: My Warped, Personal Opinions and Musings)
From the Author:
I am JaiChai.
And if I haven't had the pleasure of meeting you before, I'm delighted to make your acquaintance now.
I invite you to interact with everyone, learn, and have as much fun as possible!
For my returning online friends, "It's always great to see you again!"
It was beautiful.
I mean the symmetry was simply exquisite.
The two Neutron Stars had been circling each other for billions of years. The dance was like two lovers performing an untouchable, circular ritual - a calculated, non-contact tango.
It had a professional precision resulting from countless rehearsals over the millennia and produced a spectacle with a palpable sensuality.
But something changed.
Whether by extrinsic or intrinsic cause, the two dancers edged closer and closer until they merged. With this union they fused into an indescribable ball of energy that could not be contained for long.
An explosion of beautiful light and sound produces a brood of unique offspring - billions of gold and platinum particles that, over time, form new stars.
And the dance continues...
With new tools, astrophysicists have detected and recorded gravity waves. Very Interesting. These gravity waves tell dramatic stories - such as the Neutron Star dance depicted earlier.
"How Gravitational Waves Led Astronomers to Neutron Star Gold"
The origin of the universe's heaviest elements has mystified scientists, but after Monday's (Oct. 16) historic announcement of the detection of gravitational waves produced by two colliding neutron stars, astronomers have struck gold — literally.
"GRAVITATIONAL WAVES, AND ALL THE GOLD IN THE UNIVERSE"
About the Author
Believing that school was too boring, he dropped out of High School early; only to earn an AA, BS and MBA in less than 4 years much later in life – while working full-time as a Navy/Marine Corps Medic.
In spite of a fear of heights and deep water, he performed high altitude, free-fall parachute jumps and hazardous diving ops in deep, open ocean water.
After 24 years of active duty, he retired in Asia.
Since then, he's been a full-time, single papa and actively pursuing his varied passions (Writing, Disruptive Technology, Computer Science and Cryptocurrency - plus more hobbies too boring or bizarre for most folk).
He lives on an island paradise with his teenage daughter, longtime girlfriend and three dogs.
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