Some really interesting scientific research has come out about the origins of gold. According to a few of those scientists, it can be traced back to a star collision.
Live Science said, "In a new study published May 1 in the journal Nature, the duo analyzed the remnants of radioactive isotopes, or versions of molecules with different numbers of neutrons, in a very old meteorite."
Over long periods of time, the results of collisions like these might result in heavy elements like gold.
Scientists Think They've Found the Ancient Neutron Star Crash That Showered Our Solar System in Gold
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