First cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light

Astronomers from different collaborations announced on Monday 16 October the detection of two colliding neutron stars by the gravitational-wave observatories LIGO and Virgo and also by 70 other, more traditional, electromagnetic-wave observatories. This is the first time scientists have detected gravitational waves in addition to light from the same cosmic event, opening a new window in observational astronomy, the ‘multi-messenger’ astronomy.


Lunes, 16 Octubre, 2017


Subscribe to Departamento de Astronomía y Meteorología RSS