For E.T. Civilizations, Location Could Be Everything

March 13, 2018
Artist's impression of an explosion in space. Credit: kyoshino Getty Images
Artist's impression of an explosion in space. Credit: kyoshino Getty Images

Avi Loeb has written another great essay,  "Astronomers have recently determined that rare elements such as gold and uranium are produced as a result of rapid capture of free neutrons during the merger of two neutron stars. Neutron stars are the densest stars known, having the size of a city (12 kilometers) and up to twice the mass of the sun, with the density of an atomic nucleus. A teaspoon of neutron star material weighs a trillion kilograms, as much as a tall mountain on Earth."

Scientific Americanhttps://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/for-e-t-civilizations-location-could-be-everything/

Newsweek: http://www.newsweek.com/would-alien-civilizations-be-rich-colliding-neutron-stars-846435

See also: Faculty, 2018