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http://news.mit.edu/2017/gravitational-waves-binary-black-hole-merger-observed-ligo-and-virgo-0927: Gravitational waves from a binary black hole merger observed by LIGO and Virgo

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27 Sep 2017, 18:00 UTC The following news article is adapted from a press release issued by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, in partnership with the LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration. LIGO is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and operated by MIT and Caltech, which conceived and built the project. The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration report the first joint detection of gravitational waves with both the LIGO and Virgo detectors. This is the fourth announced detection of a binary black hole system and the first significant gravitational-wave signal recorded by the Virgo detector, and highlights the scientific potential of a three-detector network of gravitational-wave detectors. The three-detector observation was made on Aug. 14 at 10:30:43 UTC. The two Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Virgo detector, located near Pisa, Italy, detected a transient gravitational-wave signal produced by the coalescence of two stellar mass black holes. A paper about the event, known as GW170814, has been accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters. The detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — were emitted during the final ...
http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1731/: The Strange Structures of the Saturn Nebula
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27 Sep 2017, 10:00 UTC
https://public.nrao.edu/?post_type=release&p=8644: ALMA Receives Award for Its Contribution to the Progress of Chile
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26 Sep 2017, 19:12 UTC The prestigious Chilean business organization ICARE (Instituto Chileno de Administración Racional de Empresas) chose the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in its Special Category for its annual award to people, businesses or institutions who stand out for their contribution to business development through business excellence and support for the country’s growth. The ceremony was held today at noon in the Las Condes Municipal Theater in Santiago. The president of ICARE, Juan Benavides, said that ALMA fills Chile with pride, and he highlighted the role of its three major partners: the U.S. National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO), the European Southern Observatory (ESO) and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). “ALMA’s first contribution to humanity is the tangible proof that it can join forces around a common task, which extends beyond political limits, languages, and cultures. The second contribution is another affirmation: undertaking any major project in isolation is a challenge, but is made easier when we pool our efforts,” said Benavides. ALMA Acting Director, Stuartt Corder, expressed his gratitude for the recognition given to the observatory by Chilean businesses through ICARE, and indicated that “ALMA’s success lies in international cooperation and the joint efforts of different disciplines. Chile can seize ...
http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/goddard/2017/osiris-rex-views-the-earth-during-flyby: OSIRIS-REx Views the Earth During Flyby
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26 Sep 2017, 17:10 UTC

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