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Nasa Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

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Gravitational waves

An artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars.

Credit: R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993, located about 130 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Hydra.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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