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Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision

October 16, 2017

The Very Large Array has detected radio waves from the neutron-star collision that generated the gravitational waves observed by LIGO and VIRGO. Radio observatories will continue to provide important new information about this event over the coming months. Full Story

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