Astronomers detect gravitational waves from a merged, hyper-massive neutron star

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Gravitational waves become extremely weak by the time they reach the Earth and require highly sensitive equipment for detection

Two astronomers claim to have detected gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star. This is the first time that gravitational waves from a merged hyper-massive neutron star have be...

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