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Irbene participate in stellar deaths research

Irbene participate in stellar deaths research

Astronomers, working on a project to detect supernovas, made a surprise discovery when they found that one supernova explosion was actually a star being pulled apart by a supermassive black hole. This rare stellar death, known as a tidal disruption event,...

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Studies on gravitational waves continue

Studies on gravitational waves continue

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both...

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