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A computer illustration of the binary star system
This is an artist’s impression of the first confirmed detection of a star system that will one day form a kilonova — the ultra-powerful, gold-producing explosion created by merging neutron stars. These systems are so phenomenally rare that only about 10 such systems are thought to exist in the entire Milky Way. Credit: CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/J. da Silva/Spaceengine/M. Zamani