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Colliding neutron stars seen by gravity waves and optical telescopes


October 16, 2017

For the first time, astronomers have observed a celestial event through both conventional telescopes and gravitational waves. The collision of two super-dense neutron stars just 120 million light-years from Earth was captured by both gravity wave observatories (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory, LIGO, in the U.S., and Virgo in Italy) and telescopes including the DLT40 survey based in Chile. Full Story

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