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Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger? (Synopsis)
Five Discoveries In Fundamental Physics That Came As Total Surprises
Even while the world suffers, investing in science is non-negotiable (Synopsis)
Merging Neutron Stars Deliver Deathblow To Dark Matter And Dark Energy Alternatives (Synopsis)
More on the collision of two neutron stars from Phys.org
For the first time, scientists have witnessed the cataclysmic crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars in a galaxy far away, and concluded that such impacts forged at least half the gold in the Universe.
Shockwaves and light flashes from the collision travelled some 130 million light-years to be captured by Earthly detectors on August 17, excited teams revealed at press conferences held around the globe on Monday as a dozen related science papers were published in top academic journals.
"We witnessed history unfolding in front of our eyes: two neutron stars drawing closer, closer... turning faster and faster around each other, then colliding and scattering debris all over the place," co-discoverer Benoit Mours of France's CNRS research institute told AFP.
The groundbreaking observation solved a number of physics riddles and sent ripples of excitement through the scientific community.
Most jaw-dropping for many, the data finally revealed where much of the gold, platinum, uranium, mercury and other heavy elements in the Universe came from.
Neutron Star smash up seen for the first time.
Scientists have detected the warping of space generated by the collision of two dead stars, or neutron stars.
They have confirmed that such mergers lead to the production of the gold and platinum that exists in the Universe.
The measurement of the gravitational waves given off by this cataclysmic event was made on 17 August by the LIGO-VIRGO Collaboration.
The discovery enabled telescopes all over the world to capture details of the merger as it unfolded.
David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech in Pasadena, California, said: "This is the one we've all been waiting for."
Thank you God for making the world spin!
How neat is that!
Wow, Nice planet we live on.
Taken by the NASA EPIC camera onboard the NOAA DSCOVR spacecraft between 2017-10-08 00:31:45 and 2017-10-08 20:20:18
Nice to learn some of the history & maybe the probable waters. Thanks, Doone.
Ancient Mars http://www.vividmaps.com/2017/10/ancient-mars.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter … #Mars #Space
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