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  • Merging neutron stars emit both gravitational waves and light

    Laurel KornfeldOctober 18th, 2017

    In a major milestone for astronomy, the merger of two neutron stars in the galaxy NGC 4993 produced both gravitational waves and light, enabling scientists to observe the event in various wavelengths and pinpoint its source.

  • Reports: Purchase of Orbital ATK by Northrop Grumman could be imminent

    Jason RhianSeptember 18th, 2017

    Reports appearing on Reuters, Bloomberg, and elsewhere are noting that Dulles, Virginia-based Orbital ATK could be purchased by defense contractor Northrop Grumman. The buyout could take place as early as Monday, Sept. 18. If this takes place, it would be just the latest merger stretching back to the earliest days of the Space Age.