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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct



    Quote Originally Posted by not_Fritz_Argelander View Post
    Lol you beat me to it. Isn’t it fantastic!
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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct

    Quote Originally Posted by Gmetric View Post
    Lol you beat me to it. Isn’t it fantastic!
    Yes! So many problems to be resolved with a single observation set!
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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct

    Many thanks for all the reports.

    Seems to confirm the worthiness of the Nobel choice in spades. A new page in the annals of discovery.

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    This is an excellent detailed description of some of the results. Very interesting that no neutrinos were detected!

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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct

    I was forwarded this link to a good video overview of the event. Thought I'd share. No headaches are involved.

    https://news.northwestern.edu/storie...neutron-stars/
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    Spectacular results! This truly is the Golden Era of astronomy.
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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct

    I was at the IAS Show on Saturday and the speaker mentioned that something would be mentioned today but he was not allowed to talk about.
    Today, the media here showed the videos similar to others here but left me confused by saying they had imaged the location and showed galaxy NGC 4993. Not clarifying that the galaxy has always looked like that to us alive, leaving one to believe the gravitational waves had caused its appearance !! - It didn't, did it!!

    There was also a GRB in that galaxy in August!! GRB 170817A. I find that interesting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Testgear View Post
    I was at the IAS Show on Saturday and the speaker mentioned that something would be mentioned today but he was not allowed to talk about.
    Today, the media here showed the videos similar to others here but left me confused by saying they had imaged the location and showed galaxy NGC 4993. Not clarifying that the galaxy has always looked like that to us alive, leaving one to believe the gravitational waves had caused its appearance !! - It didn't, did it!!
    Since NGC 4993 was discovered in 1789 by Wm Herschel, it certainly didn't!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_4993

    Note that the Wikipedia page has been swiftly updated to show the discovery images for this event.

    There was also a GRB in that galaxy in August!! GRB 170817A. I find that interesting
    It's the gamma ray counterpart of the gravitational wave event and it certainly is interesting!
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    Default Re: Gravitational wave announcement set 16 Oct

    Hello not_Fritz,

    that's a great event and discovery.
    Today, I have seen a short coverage on the TV, coming from MPI in Munich, and your links offer even better videos,
    and more infos.
    How should we rate the importance of this discovery?, like the discovery of the microwave background radiation?,
    like the discovery of the photo effect?

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