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    1. The team of gravity wave-hunting scientists working with the LIGO and Virgo detectors announced the first observations of a collision of neutron stars, an "unprecedented discovery," at a press ...

    2. The finding started as a faint signal from a detector built to pick up what’s known as a gravitational wave -- a kind of disturbance in space whose existence was only confirmed in 2016. Eventually ...

    3. In contrast to past observations of gravitational waves, the event was also detectable by regular light telescopes, giving scientists unprecedented insight into this cosmic collision.

    4. 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 ...

    5. News of the observations spread quickly among astronomers and other researchers, setting of a flurry of activity as they raced to find the stars in the sky and capture the event using more traditional ...

    6. Lego's new "Women of NASA" sets come complete with replica space shuttles and telescopes for little feminist girls and boys. The "Women of NASA" Lego sets, announced by the company on ...

    7. Stargazing in the Park

      Tampa Bay Times5 days ago

      Starkey Wilderness Park 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey, FL 34655 Join the Pasco Astronomers group, who will provide telescopes for viewing, or bring your own. Phone: (727 ...

    8. The astrophysics world is abuzz after the first-ever observation of two neutron stars merging in a cataclysmic crash that left a rich trail of debris for scientists to comb through.

    9. Do you have a piece of gold or platinum jewelry? Every single one of the gold or platinum atoms in it were probably formed by the violent collision of two neutron stars in the distant past of ...

    10. The super-dense stars crashed together 130 million light years away, spewing out precious metals and other heavy elements like platinum and uranium – and experts say the event has kickstarted ...

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