Simulation of Radioactive Debris from Merger (video) University of California - Berkeley Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption Neutron star mergers produce massive amounts of heavy elements, such as gold, platinum and uranium. This simulation by a UC Berkeley/Berkeley Lab team shows what astronomers would see following the merger: blue emissions from lighter elements squirted out the poles, followed by red emissions from heavier elements in the cloud of radioactive debris spewed out during the collision. Credit Dan Kasen, UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.