Why astrophysicists are over the moon about observing merging neutron stars

When (Neutron) Stars Collide

By Roy Kilgard, Research Associate Professor of Astronomy, Wesleyan University. Simulation of two neutron stars merging. NASA/AEI/ZIB/M. Koppitz and L. Rezzolla, CC BY When LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, first detected gravitational waves from merging black holes, it opened up a new window in astrophysics and provided the most powerful confirmation yet of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.

One Response to Why astrophysicists are over the moon about observing merging neutron stars

  1. Imhotep October 17, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    This explosion occurred 250 million years ago and we saw it yesterday.

    What else has already happened that we won’t know about for generations?
    And where exactly are we located on the timeline continuum?

    70% of Republicans are delusional.
    The remaining 30% are growing wealthy by selling the delusional, a series of fantasies one lie at a time.

    How will the delusional Republicans process the reality of two neutron stars colliding 250 million years ago?
    That doesn’t seem to fit into their theories that the Lord made the earth and the all of its creatures in just 6 days.
    Or that the earth is only 5000 years old.

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