Merging neutron stars

Discussion in 'Astronomy, Exobiology, & Cosmology' started by Xelasnave.1947, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    This is a cut and paste from Science Daily...

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171016102802.htm

    Rather exciting stuff.

    First observations of merging neutron stars mark a new era in astronomy

    Event linked to the detection of gravitational waves
    Date:
    October 16, 2017
    Source:
    University of California - Santa Cruz
    Summary:
    After LIGO detected gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars, the race was on to detect a visible counterpart, because unlike the colliding black holes responsible for LIGO's four previous detections, this event was expected to produce an explosion of visible light. Researchers have now found the source of the gravitational waves, capturing the first images of the event with the Swope Telescope in Chile.

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    Alex
     
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  7. Q-reeus Valued Senior Member

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    No probs Alex. Looks like someone is maybe picking up a dropped baton...if you get my drift.
     
  8. Xelasnave.1947 Valued Senior Member

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    I see what you mean but no..my postings result fr something that I dais in one of the site reform discussion that scientists should post even if cut and past in an effort to promote discussion...I am not a scientist but I can cut and paste.
    So as I read stuff in my main area of interest I thought ..well post it and try and help .

    Alex
     
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