The study of dwarf galaxies, stuffed with heavy elements, allowed the scientists to determine that the main sources of gold may be dying neutron stars.
Initially, in the universe it was only the lightest atoms, hydrogen with small amounts of helium. The entire set of elements up to iron emerged from them as a result of thermonuclear reactions taking place – and continue to occur – in the depths of many generations of stars. However, the birth of heavier elements, including gold or uranium, requires more severe conditions, according to Naked Science. Read the rest of this entry »