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Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months
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Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months

Some of the coalescing black holes could help scientists understand how black holes partner up before they collide.

Einstein was right about gravitational waves, we now have measurements to prove it
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Einstein was right about gravitational waves, we now have measurements to prove it

The waves change the particles they encounter on their path & scientists have figured out in what ways.

Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from
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Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from

Scientists think it might have originated from a neutron star merger 500 million light-years from Earth.

Gravitational ripples from neutron star falling into black hole picked up by LIGO
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Gravitational ripples from neutron star falling into black hole picked up by LIGO

Neutron stars collide & a black hole eats up a neutron star, all in a day's work for science.

Detection of colliding neutron stars is just the beginning of a new era of gravitational wave astronomy
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Detection of colliding neutron stars is just the beginning of a new era of gravitational wave astronomy

The new observations confirm that at least some short gamma-ray bursts are generated by the merging of neutron stars.

LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments
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LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments

NASA's Fermi gamma ray telescope, Swift, Hubble, Chandra X ray telescope, Spitzer and several ground based observatories captured the event.

LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar
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LIGO-Virgo detects colliding neutron stars for first time: We are entering new era in observational astronomy, says A Gopakumar

LIGO and Virgo interferometer on Monday announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves from a pair of colliding neutron stars.

LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter
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LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors can also be used to unlock the secrets of dark matter

Calculations show that certain types of dark matter could form giant clouds around astrophysical black holes.

Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves
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Nobel Prize 2017 for Physics awarded to three US scientists for the detection of gravitational waves

Three US scientists won the 2017 Nobel prize for physics on Tuesday for opening up a new era of astronomy by detecting gravitational waves

For the first time, gravitational waves from a distant black hole merger observed by Virgo and both LIGO detectors
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For the first time, gravitational waves from a distant black hole merger observed by Virgo and both LIGO detectors

The transient gravitational-wave signal was produced by the collision of two stellar mass black holes, researchers said.