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For the first time, “listen” to the sound of two stars colliding in space

W. Harry Fortuna
For the first time, “listen” to the sound of two stars colliding in space

In space, no one can hear you scream. But maybe they could if you were as loud as the collision of two heavenly bodies, each with a mass that’s 10-20% greater than that of our own Sun. Two of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatories, or LIGO teams, whose founders won the Nobel prize earlier this…