First Ever Light & Gravitational Wave Cosmic Event!



The merging of two neutron stars was detected by gravitational waves and then by telescopes in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is a historic detection as it demonstrates:

– the first gravitational waves detected from inspiraling neutron stars

– the first joint observation by gravitational wave and electromagnetic wave astronomy

– identification of a gamma ray burst in conjunction with merging neutron stars – how gravitational waves and gamma rays can be used together to locate their source All evidence so far indicates that the data support General Relativity.

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