Gravitational waves and neutron stars: Why this discovery is huge

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Gravitational waves have been in the news a lot lately.

Two weeks ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three of the leading scientists behind the 1,000-strong international project which first detected these miniscule ripples in the fabric of space-time.

That first ever detection was back in 2015; the fourth ever detection was announced last month.

Now an international team of scientists has detected gravitational waves from a new source: the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars, the smallest and densest stars in the universe.

Period24 Oct 2017

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  • TitleGravitational waves and neutron stars: Why this discovery is huge
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC News online
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/10/17
    DescriptionGravitational waves have been in the news a lot lately.
    Two weeks ago, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three of the leading scientists behind the 1,000-strong international project which first detected these miniscule ripples in the fabric of space-time.
    That first ever detection was back in 2015; the fourth ever detection was announced last month.
    Now an international team of scientists has detected gravitational waves from a new source: the cataclysmic collision of neutron stars, the smallest and densest stars in the universe.
    Producer/AuthorGenelle Weule
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2017-10-17/gravitational-waves-and-neutron-stars:-why-this-discovery-is-big/9053756
    PersonsDavid Coward