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LIGO and Virgo detects gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light.

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and 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.

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16 October 2017
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Département de Physique Nucléaire et Corpusculaire | 2017 | Impressum.