Luminous Light Point (image) Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Share Print E-Mail Caption Luminous light point: this image shows the galaxy NGC 4993, some 130 million light years away from Earth, in the constellation Hydra, in which the two neutron stars exploded. This so-called kilonova appears as a bright star. Such objects are the main source for very heavy chemical elements such as gold and platinum in the universe. Credit ESO/S. Smartt & T.-W. Chen Usage Restrictions Use of images is limited to editorial coverage of scientific topics relating to the activities of the Max Planck Society. Any kind of commercial use (including, in particular, the exploitation of images by means of sale or incorporation in image databases or image catalogues) as well as any promotional use/use for merchandise purposes, disclosure to third parties or granting of related rights to third parties is expressly not permitted. 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.