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Newswise: Scientists Spot Explosive Counterpart of LIGO/Virgo’s Latest Gravitational Waves

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.

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Released:
16-Oct-2017 10:05 AM EDT


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