Gold Will Rain From The Sky: ‘1 out of 10 billion discoveries by US scientists’

Gold Will Rain From The Sky: ‘1 out of 10 billion discoveries by US scientists’

By making a rare discovery, US scientists have discovered a binary star system with a probability of “1 in 10 billion” in the Milky Way Galaxy. Stating that the system called CPD-29 2176 will turn into a kilonaval, experts announced that during this event, precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum will be produced in large quantities and scattered into space. So when and how far from Earth will the golden rain occur?

Gold Will Rain From The Sky: ‘1 out of 10 billion discoveries by US scientists’


Scientists have discovered an ‘extraordinarily rare’ star system that could one day trigger an extremely powerful explosion that rains gold into space. The researchers said that the star system in question is quite rare and they think there are only 10 of them in the Milky Way.

According to the authors of the study published in the journal Nature, this system, which has all the necessary conditions to trigger a kilonova formed as a result of the merger of two neutron stars, can produce an explosion a thousand times brighter than a classical nova.

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Gold Will Rain From The Sky: ‘1 out of 10 billion discoveries by US scientists’


However, the unusual group of stars scientifically known as CPD-29 2176 is located about 11,400 light-years from Earth and was first detected by NASA’s Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory, which was launched into space in 2004.

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Follow-up observations with the SMARTS 1.5-metre Telescope at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile allowed astronomers to confirm that the system would one day form a kilonova. This is because researchers can see that the system contains a neutron star known as an ‘ultra-stripped supernova’, as well as a large, closely orbiting star that is in the process of becoming an ultra-stripped supernova.

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A kilonova is an astronomical event that occurs when two neutron stars merge or a neutron star merges with a black hole. The term “kilonova” was first used in 2010 to describe the electromagnetic emission from such a merger.

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During a kilonova, large amounts of energy are released in the form of light, heat, and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. This energy is produced by material ejected from the merging objects and heated to extremely high temperatures. The intense heat and pressure cause the material to glow brightly and emit radiation in a broad wavelength range from gamma rays to radio waves.


During this event, a bright flash of radioactive light is produced that produces large quantities of important elements such as silver, gold, platinum, and uranium.

“We know that the Milky Way contains at least 100 billion stars. This remarkable binary system is actually one in ten billion,” said André-Nicolas Chené, one of the authors of the study. said.

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Chen continued:

“What will happen next is that the two neutron stars will slowly pull towards each other and gradually lose their orbital energies in the form of gravitational radiation before entering a kind of ‘cosmic ballet’. The eventual merger will likely lead to a kilonova explosion, leaving behind large amounts of heavy elements such as silver and gold.

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On the other hand, experts said that the event in question, that is, precious metals such as gold and silver falling from the sky, may take up to a million years.

Gül Demirci

Hi, I'm Gul. I am a writer for Expat Guide Turkey and I strive to create the best content for you. To contact me, you can send an e-mail to Happy reading!


  1. Thank you Gul Demirci. Very interesting. The reason I am researching gold in the atmosphere is because my 93-yr-old Mother was a yoga pioneer in Australia in the 1950s. She gave a beautiful healing meditation talking about “fine gold rain pouring down onto your body”. Now science tells us that there is indeed gold all around us in our atmosphere. I don’t know where the meditation originated, but someone knew something, instinctively, which turns out to be real. 💖

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