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Gravitational waves + new clues from space reveal new way to make a black hole


October 16, 2017

For the first time, scientists worldwide and at Penn State University have detected both gravitational waves and light shooting toward our planet from the birthplace of a new black hole created by the merger of two neutron stars. The discovery marks the beginning of a new era of "multi-messenger" + "multi-wavelength" space exploration with a global network of many types of observatories focusing their special detection powers simultaneously on one fleetingly explosive point in space. Full Story

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