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

    2. Pictured is one of the Very Large Baseline Array’s radio telescopes located in Pie Town. Los Alamos is also home to one of the telescopes. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Very Long Baseline ...

    3. For the first time, astronomers have detected a neutron-star collision. Gravitational waves heard by two detectors pinpointed the source to a galaxy 130 million light-years away. The collision ...

    4. "Truly a eureka moment", "Everything I ever hoped for", "A dream come true" -- Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a "once-in-a-lifetime" event.

    5. In September of 2015, astronomers detected, for the first time, gravitational waves, cosmic ripples that distort the very fabric of space and time. The discoveries confirmed a century-old prediction ...

    6. When Worlds Collide, Astronomers Watch

      The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

      New ways of seeing what happened 130 million years ago.

    7. 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 ...

    8. 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 ...

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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, ...

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