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100 year old mystery posed by Einstein cracked.

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Scientists may have stumbled upon a previously unknown class of massive collision in the universe. 

On Monday, researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that they had yet again detected ripples in space-time. They think these particular disturbances in the fabric of the universe - which were observed in April 2019 - came from the collision of two neutron stars, the super-dense remnants of dead stars.

https://amp.businessinsider.com/gravitational-waves-new-class-of-collision-neutron-stars-2020-1?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral

This article has some really amazing pictures/photos too.

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This supercomputer simulation shows one of the most violent events in the universe: a pair of neutron stars colliding, merging and forming a black hole. A neutron star is the compressed core left behind when a star born with between eight and 30 times the sun's mass explodes as a supernova. Neutron stars pack about 1.5 times the mass of the sun — equivalent to about half a million Earths — into a ball just 12 miles across. NASA Goddard

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There isn't, it's click bait. They mean gravitational waves. Which aren't new are they. 

In fact, I used it in the OP title for the same reason. :ph34r:

 

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