Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

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The Washington Post publishes its report on the news that the LIGO Scientific Collaboration has detected a kilonova, the collision of two neutron stars. The burst rippled the fabric of space-time and sent gamma-rays and gold flying through the cosmos. School of Physics Professor Laura Cadonati, who is also LIGO's deputy spokesperson, is quoted in the article as saying that scientists feel like "we have hit the motherlode."

 

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College of Sciences, School of Physics

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Physics and Physical Sciences
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College of Sciences, School of Physics, Laura Cadonati, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Neutron Stars
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  • Created By: Renay San Miguel
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  • Created On: Oct 18, 2017 - 12:06pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 18, 2017 - 12:40pm