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Illuminating gravitational waves: A concordant picture of photons from a neutron star merger
Science Magazine Merging neutron stars offer an exquisite laboratory for simultaneously studying strong-field gravity and matter in extreme environments. We establish the physical association... 25 minutes
Swope Supernova Survey 2017a (SSS17a), the optical counterpart to a gravitational wave source
Science Magazine On 2017 August 17, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo interferometer detected gravitational waves emanating from a binary neutron... 25 minutes
Electromagnetic evidence that SSS17a is the result of a binary neutron star merger
Science Magazine 11 hours after the detection of gravitational wave source GW170817 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and Virgo Interferometers, an associated optical... 25 minutes
A cosmic multimessenger gold rush
Science Magazine Merging neutron stars provide an electromagnetic counterpart to gravitational waves 25 minutes
Swift and NuSTAR observations of GW170817: Detection of a blue kilonova
Science Magazine With the first direct detection of merging black holes in 2015, the era of gravitational wave (GW) astrophysics began. A complete picture of compact object mergers,... 25 minutes
A radio counterpart to a neutron star merger
Science Magazine Gravitational waves have been detected from a binary neutron star merger event, GW170817. The detection of electromagnetic radiation from the same source has shown that the merger occurred in the outskirts of... 25 minutes
Early spectra of the gravitational wave source GW170817: Evolution of a neutron star merger
Science Magazine On 17 August 2017, Swope Supernova Survey 2017a (SSS17a) was discovered as the optical counterpart of the binary neutron star... 25 minutes
Light curves of the neutron star merger GW170817/SSS17a: Implications for r-process nucleosynthesis
Science Magazine On 17 August 2017, gravitational waves were detected from a binary neutron star merger, GW170817, along with a coincident short gamma-ray burst, GRB170817A. An... 25 minutes
2 Neutron Stars Collided, So Are They a Black Hole Now?
SPACE.COM Scientists detected gravitational waves from merging neutron stars. What have they become now? 3 hours
Seeing the light of neutron star collisions
SCIENCE DAILY 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 event with... 7 hours
first observations of merging neutron stars mark a new era in astronomy First Observations of Merging Neutron Stars Mark a New Era in Astronomy
ASTRO WATCH For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of... 4 hours
Catch a fleeting kilonova
SCIENCE DAILY Alerted by the first-ever gravitational waves caused by two neutron stars merging, astronomers detect the resulting optical flash. 7 hours
Gravitational waves plus new clues from space reveal new way to make a black hole
SCIENCE DAILY For the first time, scientists have detected both gravitational waves and light shooting toward our planet from the... 7 hours
Neutron star crash: 'The gift that will keep on giving'
PHYS.ORG The astrophysics world is abuzz after the first-ever observation of two neutron stars merging in a cataclysmic crash that left a rich trail of debris for scientists to... 10 hours
When Neutron Stars Collide! What the Hubble Telescope and Others Saw (Videos)
SPACE.COM Several observatories captured imagery of the source of the gravitational waves detected on Aug. 17, 2017. 8 hours
Radio 'eyes' unlocking secrets of neutron-star collision
SCIENCE DAILY When a pair of superdense neutron stars collided and potentially formed a black hole in a galaxy 130 million light-years from Earth, they unleashed not only a train of gravitational waves but also an... 11 hours
neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries Neutron star collision showers the universe with a wealth of discoveries
SCIENCE-NEWS VIDEO A collision of neutron stars was spotted with gravitational waves for the first time. Telescopes captured gamma rays, visible light and more from the smashup. 12 hours
Astronomers strike cosmic gold, confirm origin of precious metals in neutron star mergers
PHYS.ORG The first detection of gravitational waves from the cataclysmic merger of two neutron stars, and the observation of visible light in the... 11 hours
Neutron star smash-up seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of universe
PHYS.ORG VIDEO For the first time, scientists have witnessed the violent fusion of two super-dense neutron stars through shockwaves and light flashes emitted 130 million years ago, researchers... 11 hours
In Videos: Gravitational Wave Detection from Neutron-Star Crash
SPACE.COM For the first time, gravitational waves generated by the merger of two neutron stars have been detected. And that merger was also confirmed optically! 12 hours
Seeing the light of neutron star collisions
PHYS.ORG 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 event with... 11 hours
First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy
SPACE.COM For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event — in this... 12 hours
Neutron star smash-up the 'discovery of a lifetime'
PHYS.ORG "Truly a eureka moment", "Everything I ever hoped for", "A dream come true"—Normally restrained scientists reached for the stars Monday to describe the feelings that accompany a "once-in-a-lifetime" event. 12 hours
First Detection of Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crash Marks New Era of Astronomy
LIVE SCIENCE For the first time ever, scientists have spotted both gravitational waves and light coming from the same cosmic event — in this... 11 hours
Neutron star smashup seen for first time, 'transforms' understanding of Universe
PHYS.ORG Scientists have for the first time witnessed the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars, cataclysmic events now known to have generated at least half the gold... 11 hours
integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves Integral sees blast travelling with gravitational waves
ESA ESA’s Integral satellite recently played a crucial role in discovering the flash of gamma rays linked to the gravitational waves released by... 12 hours
Gravitational Waves from Neutron-Star Crashes: The Discovery Explained
SPACE.COM The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was made. 11 hours
First observations of merging neutron stars mark a new era in astronomy
SCIENCE DAILY After LIGO detected gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars, the race was on to detect a visible counterpart, because unlike the... 10 hours
What are neutron stars?
PHYS.ORG Thrilled physicists and astronomers announced Monday the first-ever observation of the merger of two neutron stars, one of the most spectacularly violent phenomena in the Universe. 12 hours
Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?
PHYS.ORG Great excitement rippled through the physics world Monday at news of the first-ever detection of two ultra-dense neutron stars converging in a violent smashup. 12 hours
merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show Merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show
Science Magazine VIDEO As expected, cosmic cataclysm is a scientific gold mine 12 hours
Gravitational Waves Detected from Neutron-Star Crashes: The Discovery Explained
SPACE.COM The historic discovery of gravitational waves from neutron star collisions is heralding a new age of gravitational astronomy. Read on to see what exactly was discovered and how it was... 11 hours
Computing the physics that links nuclear structure, element formation, and the life and death of stars
PHYS.ORG The Big Bang began the formation and organization of the matter that makes up ourselves and... 1 week
Connecting the Dots
SCIENCE DAILY Nuclear physicists are using America’s most powerful supercomputers to characterize behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely connected by physics. 1 week
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Merging neutron stars generate gravitational waves and a celestial light show
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