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AUDIO:
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VIDEO:
Two neutron stars are rotating around a common axis. As they rotate, they come closer together and spin faster and faster. Eventually, they collide with a giant explosion and become a black hole.

 

A service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC

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