Released: 16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT
Scientists Spot Explosive Counterpart of LIGO/Virgo’s Latest Gravitational Waves
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

A team of scientists using the Dark Energy Camera (DECam), the primary observing tool of the Dark Energy Survey, was among the first to observe the fiery aftermath of a recently detected burst of gravitational waves, recording images of the first confirmed explosion from two colliding neutron stars ever seen by astronomers.