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Pulsars and neutrinos

The history that LIGO forgot.
RELATED TOPICS: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
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T wo black holes spiraled together in a cataclysmic event that converted three times the mass of the Sun into pure energy. That energy traveled outward through space as ripples in the very fabric of the universe. More than a billion years later, those gravitational waves swept past Earth and were detected by the most extraordinary measuring device humankind had ever built.

By directly detecting gravitational waves, LIGO has given us a whole new way of observing the universe. That extraordinary technical accomplishment and the discoveries it promises are awe-inspiring. We had been blind, but now we can see!

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