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    1. In the weeks since, hundreds of astronomers on all seven continents have turned their telescopes and spacecraft to watch the cosmic collision play out in all manner of light – radio, ...

    2. (WASHINGTON) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created. Measurements ...

    3. The Hubble Space Telescope was used to capture imagery of GW170817, the source of gravitational waves detected on Aug. 17, 2017. On Aug. 17, 2017, gravitational waves from a neutron-star collision ...

    4. Around 130 million years ago, two dead stars violently collided and set off a sequence of events that, over the last two months, have whipped astronomers on Earth into an absolute frenzy. At ...

    5. It was the first cosmic event in history to be witnessed via both traditional telescopes, which can observe electromagnetic radiation like gamma rays, and gravitational wave detectors ...

    6. The LIGO and VIRGO detectors only operated simultaneously for a few weeks, but they were a remarkably busy few weeks. Today, those behind the joint collaboration announced that they've observed ...

    7. In the collision, they generated a sonorous ripple in spacetime known as a gravitational wave. Researchers located at two different observatories—LIGO’s two detectors in Louisiana and Washington—saw ...

    8. Letters, was made possible by the massive, laser-based gravitational wave detectors first envisioned by MIT physicist Rainer Weiss half a century ago and by an international network of partner ...

    9. On Monday, scientists announced the first-ever observation of a cosmic event using both gravitational wave detectors and conventional telescopes. They witnessed a kilonova, a violent, ...

    10. For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away, and concluded that such impacts forged at least half the gold in the ...

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