That's so metal

Look: Colliding zombie stars reveal the cosmic origins of a legendary metal

Out with a bang.

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Where does gold come from?

Mines, yes — but there’s an even more primitive origin point for the cherished metal.

Along with other metals, gold forms during powerful explosions in space.

Collisions involving neutron stars and black holes can also fuse heavy metals like uranium and platinum.

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