What happens when the largest objects in the Universe meet their twins?
"On the other hand, even more massive stars end their lives in Type II supernovae, leaving either a neutron star at their core — an object up to 2 or 3 times as massive as the Sun but only a few kilometers in diameter — or a black hole for the most massive ones!
But when two neutron stars merge, there’s nothing left to “fuse” at all.
Instead, a few percent of the mass gets ejected as the heaviest atomic nuclei found in the periodic table, but the rest of the two neutron stars merge into a black hole, emitting a gamma-ray burst!”
Picture your favorite object in the Universe: an asteroid, planet, star, white dwarf, neutron star or black hole. What happens if you merge it with another such object identical to itself? Here are ALL the answers!