• Question: hypothetically what would happen if two stars collided

    Asked by son.nambi to Munga, Mary, Loice, George, George, Diana on 30 May 2019.
    • Photo: Diana Nyabundi

      Diana Nyabundi answered on 30 May 2019:

      This has been observed before . First they orbit each other, the heavier one ‘eating’ the less massive one. And as they get closer and closer, they merge. Depending on the type of stars,the merger may release huge amounts of light (gamma rays, etc), forming either a larger star, or a black hole