Evidence for $\gtrsim{4}$ Gyr timescales of neutron star mergers from Galactic archaeology

10 Jan 2020 Skúladóttir Ása Salvadori Stefania

The nucleosynthetic site of the rapid ($r$) neutron-capture process is currently being debated. The direct detection of the neutron star merger GW170817, through gravitational waves and electromagnetic radiation, has confirmed such events as important sources of the $r$-process elements... (read more)

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  • ASTROPHYSICS OF GALAXIES
  • HIGH ENERGY ASTROPHYSICAL PHENOMENA
  • SOLAR AND STELLAR ASTROPHYSICS