When Neutron Stars Collide! What the Hubble Telescope and Others Saw (Videos)
Steve Spaleta |
On Aug. 17, 2017, gravitational waves from a neutron-star collision were detected for the first time ever by LIGO and Virgo collaborations and - in another first - light from the event has been captured by observatories in space and on Earth. The source has been designated GW170817 and is described as a "kilonova" event.