Another alert from LIGO, again involving neutron stars, though in this case thier algorithms suggest it is possibly a single neutron star being swallowed by a black hole. Is it a dark dose of reality?
"My team just froze; we were stunned by this - we hadn't slept, but also we didn't know if such a thing could exist," she recalls.
This past fortnight, astronomers have had a cold dose of reality. The two targets they found on the sky that might have been associated with the 25 April event turned out to be ordinary supernovae, dying stars, which could have been thrilling two decades ago, but are routine in modern observations. And that leaves astronomers in the dark as to what happened to set the gravity detectors off.
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