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Neutron Stars Collide in New LIGO Signal?

Season 3 Episode 39 | 11m 27s

Last year LIGO announced the detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two black holes. The science world went a little crazy. Only a few weeks ago a new rumour emerged: that LIGO had, for the first time, spotted gravitational waves from the collision of a pair of neutron stars. If it’s true, some long-standing astrophysical mysteries are about to be unlocked.

Aired: 09/12/17
Extras
All particles belong to two large groups: fermions and bosons.
Just how much stronger is this year’s solar activity going to get?
So you’ve decided to jump into a black hole...
We only recently figured out where cosmic rays are coming from.
Black hole complementarity may force us to rethink what it means to say that it exists.
To travel the stars without faster than light travel we’re going to need a generation ship.
Today we are jumping into a black hole. Again.
The Moon: humanity’s first destination beyond our atmosphere.
So how did humans figure out the solar system? Eclipses!
Is gravity just an emergent effect of entropy?
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All particles belong to two large groups: fermions and bosons.
Just how much stronger is this year’s solar activity going to get?
So you’ve decided to jump into a black hole...
We only recently figured out where cosmic rays are coming from.
Black hole complementarity may force us to rethink what it means to say that it exists.
To travel the stars without faster than light travel we’re going to need a generation ship.
Today we are jumping into a black hole. Again.
The Moon: humanity’s first destination beyond our atmosphere.
So how did humans figure out the solar system? Eclipses!
Is gravity just an emergent effect of entropy?