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LIGO observatory sees its 2nd ever neutron star collision — and it was massive

Artist’s rendition of a binary neutron star merger. National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), famous for the first detection of gravitational waves, has made another exciting observation. It has observed a pair of neutron stars smashing into each other, for only the second time in its history. The first […]

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Hubble observes mammoth gamma-ray burst with highest ever energy levels

An artist’s impression of gamma-ray burst GRB 190114C, recently investigated by the Hubble Space Telescope. ESA/Hubble, M. Kornmesser The Hubble Space Telescope has observed the highest-energy ever gamma-ray burst, called GRB 190114C. Gamma-ray bursts are “the most powerful explosions in the universe,” according to the European Space Agency, and this particular burst was even brighter […]