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nutron collision

Israeli astronomers and astrophysicists collaborated with scientists from all over the world in uncovering this precedent-setting discovery

Two months ago, an event that took only a fraction of a second sent shock waves through the international scientific community. A collision between two neutron stars and their subsequent merger into a black hole – only 130 million years ago, in a galaxy about 100 million light-years from here – was captured in August by a number of telescopes and other scientific instruments for detecting gravitational waves. The collision, known as a kilonova, has become one of the most important scientific events in cosmology.
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