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LIGO and Virgo detect neutron star smash-ups

An artist’s illustration of two colliding neutron stars. Image: NASA/Swift/Dana Berry LIGO and Virgo detect neutron star smash-ups Findings reported just weeks into the network’s latest operating run. (Press release) The following press release was issued jointly today by the ...

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Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda Galaxy

Chandra X-ray Observatory data for J0045+41 (inset, blue region) in the context of optical images of Andromeda from the Hubble Space Telescope.NASA/CXC/University of Washington/ESA   Giant black hole pair photobombs Andromeda Galaxy It seems like even black holes can’t resist ...

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Caltech-Led Teams Strike Cosmic Gold

This image shows the detection of electromagnetic radiation from the GW170817 neutron star merger in ultraviolet, infrared, and radio. Observations were made using the Swift satellite (UV), Gemini South telescope (infrared), and the Very Large Array (radio). Credit: Robert Hurt ...

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