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Astronomy: October 2017



For the first time, researchers have simultaneously measured the gravitational waves and the light from two merging neutron stars.


On October 16, 2017, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, Virgo Collaboration, and its partners announced the first observation of gravitational-waves from a pair of inspiraling neutron stars.


The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has observed for the first time the source of a gravitational wave, created by the merger of two neutron stars.


Astronomers have shed fresh light on the importance of hydrogen atoms in the birth of new stars.


A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of exoplanets -- planets beyond our solar system


Astronomers have identified a bumper crop of dual supermassive black holes in the centers of galaxies.


One of the most mysterious stellar objects may be revealing some of its secrets at last.