Researchers detected for the first time a black hole consuming a neutron star and then, 10 days later, detected a second collision in another part of the universe, and they detail their findings in The Astrophysical Journal Letters. Gravitational waves from the first collision were observed by one of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory detectors in the US and Italy’s Virgo observatory, while waves from the second were picked up by both LIGO detectors and Virgo.

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Lm LIGO for me is the ultimate technology that physically proves Einstein. To physically measure waves propagating through space time is beyond awesome. Too bad E  couldn’t be here to see it for himself. Confirms everything we understand about the universe for laymen like me.