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Multimessenger astronomy

LIGO–Virgo discoveries herald new era of multimessenger astronomy

When the LIGO detectors detected gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars on 17 August 2017, more than 70 telescopes and observatories operating across the full electromagnetic spectrum trained their sights on the merger and its aftermath. This single spectacular event ushered in a new era in multimessenger astronomy, which you can explore with this special collection.


Focus on the Electromagnetic Counterpart of the Neutron Star Binary Merger GW170817

It’s rare for the birth of a new field of astrophysics to be pinpointed to a single spectacular event. Learn more in this special collection from The Astrophysical Journal Letters

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LIGO–Virgo in the news

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