Kilonova (IMAGE) Weizmann Institute of Science Caption This artist's impression shows two tiny but very dense neutron stars at the point at which they merge and explode as a kilonova. Credit ESO/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.