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Hubble studies source of gravitational waves

On Aug. 17, 2017, weak ripples in the fabric of space-time known as gravitational waves washed over Earth. Unlike previously detected gravitational waves, these were accompanied by light, allowing astronomers to pinpoint ...

dateOct 18, 2017 in Astronomy
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Seeing the light of neutron star collisions

When two neutron stars collided on Aug. 17, a widespread search for electromagnetic radiation from the event led to observations of light from the afterglow of the explosion, finally connecting a gravitational-wave-producing ...

dateOct 16, 2017 in Astronomy
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A gamma ray burst observed in unprecedented detail

A study which is published in Nature magazine with observations from the robotic telescope MASTER-IAC at the Teide Observatory will help to clear up some unknown factors in the initial phase and the evolution of the huge ...

dateOct 13, 2017 in Astronomy
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