The Feeder of wolves fell, worker of evil deeds. The poet chopped Ljot’s leg off, I brought Fridgeir peace. I do not ask reward from the splasher of gold for that. The spears’ din was fun enough, the fight with the pale man. -from “Egil’s Saga”

Colliding neutron stars revealed as source of all the gold in the universe

The late astronomer Carl Sagan once said we are all made of star stuff, which is both accurate and awesome. It turns out gold (and other very heavy elements) are made of neutron star stuff.

via Pocket http://www.geek.com/science/colliding-neutron-stars-reveled-as-source-of-all-the-gold-in-the-universe-1562620/

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