Gingin telescope helps make first ever observation of a neutron star collision

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“Holy sh*t.”

And with these two words, in an email sent to scientists around the world, a new era of astronomy was begun.

The colourful outburst was prompted by the first observation of a neutron star collision, which is being hailed as more significant than the discovery of gravitational waves, winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.

And a telescope in Gingin, 70km north of Perth, played a pivotal role.

Period17 Oct 2017

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  • TitleGingin telescope helps make first ever observation of a neutron star collision
    Degree of recognitionRegional
    Media name/outletThe West Australian
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date17/10/17
    Description“Holy sh*t.”
    And with these two words, in an email sent to scientists around the world, a new era of astronomy was begun.
    The colourful outburst was prompted by the first observation of a neutron star collision, which is being hailed as more significant than the discovery of gravitational waves, winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Physics.
    And a telescope in Gingin, 70km north of Perth, played a pivotal role.
    Producer/AuthorBen O'Shea
    URLhttps://thewest.com.au/technology/science/gingin-telescope-helps-make-first-ever-observation-of-a-neutron-star-collision-ng-b88629899z
    PersonsDavid Coward