djsurrey Posted November 15, 2017 Posted November 15, 2017 4 hours ago, Tensor said: Astronomers are enjoying an embarrassment of riches, with the Aug 17 detection of a neutron star merger. However, it has revealed problems in dealing with the new discoveries. https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/two-stars-slammed-into-each-other-and-solved-half-of-astronomys-problems-what-comes-next/?ex_cid=538twitter Kind of extraordinary. Quote “It’s a wonderful time, it’s a terrifying time,” O’Shaughnessy said. “I can’t really capture the wonder and the horror and glee and happiness.” I'm going to get silly but getting the gravity wave detection just prior to the high energy gama rays that result from the merger reminds me of a line from Princess Bride: "Westley: No, no. We have already succeeded. I mean, what are the three terrors of the Fire Swamp? One, the flame spurt - no problem. There's a popping sound preceding each; we can avoid that." Share this post Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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