A New Mechanism for Stellar Death

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Astronomy, astronomers have uncovered a new mechanism by which stars can meet their demise. This unique process involves the collision of stars in a turbulent environment, resembling a demolition derby in space.

Dubbed gamma-ray burst 191019A, this extraordinary event is believed to have occurred within the chaotic surroundings of a supermassive black hole at the center of an ancient galaxy. While most gamma-ray bursts result from the merger or explosion of massive stars, this discovery points to the collision of neutron stars or stellar remnants as the cause.

The findings offer valuable insights into the evolution of stars and the various unforeseen ways in which they can meet their spectacular end. By expanding our understanding of stellar destruction, this research opens up new avenues for exploring the diverse nature of the universe's cosmic phenomena.

Possible Alien Probe

A meteorite discovered on the ocean floor in 2014 by Harvard astronomer Abraham Loeb and his team has sparked a debate about its origin. Loeb and his colleagues believe that this meteorite, made of remarkably durable material, might have originated from interstellar space.

Loeb's theory goes even further, suggesting that the meteorite could be the remnants of an interstellar alien probe. In support of his hypothesis, Loeb secured funding from Charles Hoskinson, the founder of the Cardano cryptocurrency, to conduct an expedition aboard the Silver Star.

However, Loeb's claims have faced substantial skepticism from other scientists in the field. Many astronomers and physicists have rejected his extraterrestrial explanations, including those related to another potentially interstellar meteor tagged as IM2. Astronomer Peter Brown from Western University has released a pre-print draft challenging Loeb's hypotheses.

Despite the criticism, Loeb remains undeterred and continues to enjoy his time aboard the Silver Star, sipping champagne. In the coming days, his team hopes to gather more data on the composition of the meteorite, providing further evidence to support their claims.

As the scientific community remains divided on the matter, it is clear that this controversy has ignited a renewed interest in the search for extraterrestrial life and the mysteries of interstellar space.


Noor Al-Sibai. (June 27, 2023). Scientists Astounded When Two Stars Collide in Brain Melting Explosion. futurism.com.
Eric Mack, Contributor. (June 27, 2023). Meteorites On The Ocean Floor May Be Interstellar, And They’re Starting A Science Fight. www.forbes.com.

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