McBurg Larry Wrote:
Dec 15, 2012 10:59 AM
What constitutes a collision of neutron stars? Wouldn't a direct collision produce a black hole? A near miss might tear off plasma from their surfaces through a combination of tidal forces and angular momentum. Even that type of event would be too rare (except maybe in a galactic core) to account for the relative abundance of gold on planet earth. Sorry to burst your bubble, John.