See­ing the light

Santa Fe New Mexican - - OPINIONS -

I had been un­der the im­pres­sion that plu­to­nium was never present in the uni­verse un­til it was cre­ated dur­ing the Man­hat­tan Project. But the ar­ti­cle (“Ex­plo­sion rocks uni­verse,” Nov. 13) sug­gests that plu­to­nium and gold were cre­ated dur­ing the merg­ing of two neu­tron stars. Have I been mis­taken all th­ese years? Thanks for the story about the con­tri­bu­tion Los Alamos Na­tional Lab­o­ra­tory made to this re­search. We are lucky to have the lab in our neigh­bor­hood.

Jeff Fer­ris Santa Fe

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