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LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars.


For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves - ripples in space-time - in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO); the Europe-based Virgo detector; and some 70 ground- and space-based observatories.



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Latest modification Monday, 16 october 2017, 11:06 CEST