A Kilonova Detected –“A Cosmic Phenomenon Long Theorized But Never Conclusively Observed — Until Now”

    In the world of astrophysics, Aug. 17, 2017, was a red-letter day. “This is a game-changer for astrophysics,” said UC Santa Barbara faculty member Andy Howell, who leads the supernova group at the Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO). “A hundred years after Einstein theorized gravitational waves, we’ve seen them and traced them back to … Continue reading A Kilonova Detected –“A Cosmic Phenomenon Long Theorized But Never Conclusively Observed — Until Now”