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  1. LIGO kick-started an astronomical treasure hunt that ended with colliding neutron stars and gold

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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, ...

  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. ESO's fleet of telescopes have detected the first visible counterpart to a gravitational wave source. These historic observations suggest that this unique object is the result of the ...

  6. That bizarre phenomenon, however, can't normally be seen by telescopes that look for light. Neutron stars, by contrast, spew out visible cosmic fireworks when they come together. These ...

  7. On August 17th, both the light and the gravitational wave signals from inspiraling-and-merging neutron stars reached Earth, where both were detected, for the first time, by humans. The inspiral ...

  8. The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has pleaded guilty to making the deadly smuggling run.

  9. For the first time ever, researchers have recorded the cataclysmic smash-up of two neutron stars by virtue of their gravitational waves as well as their electromagnetic emissions, producing ...

  10. For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected gravitational waves produced by the violent impact of two dense neutron stars some 130 million light years away ...

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