October 16, 2017
Alchemy// Kilonova Explosion of Two Stars
Astronomers saw two stars collide in a distant galaxy. This type of collision, called a kilonova, produces precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. Looking at jewelry made with these metals with a new awe and appreciation.
Gravitational waves (seen in this shot from a New York Times video) emanating off these extreme forces can alter time and space, further proving Einstein's theory from 100 years ago.
So much heat!! Protecting ourselves from any excess gamma rays with an extra layer of Lauren's All Purpose Salve this week.