Rumors swirl that LIGO snagged gravitational waves from a neutron star collision

As latest search ends, there’s speculation of a detected neutron star smashup

illustration of colliding neutron stars

CRASH AND FLASH  Rumors suggest that LIGO may have detected gravitational waves from a new source: colliding neutron stars (illustrated). Such cataclysms are expected to generate a high-energy flash of light, called a gamma-ray burst (yellow jets). Several telescopes made observations seemingly in search of light from such events. 

M. Weiss/CXC/NASA

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