Conceptual Diagram of this Research (image) National Institutes of Natural Sciences Share Print E-Mail Caption Various heavy metals with unique wavelength signatures are produced in an explosion following a merger of binary neutron stars. These metals are then incorporated into newly forming stars where their signatures can be observed. Credit University of Tokyo, NAOJ 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.