Black holes and neutron stars collide in the latest gravitational wave data

Image courtesy of NASA

On the cutting edge of astrophysics are unbelievable pieces of equipment capable of measuring the faintest ripples in the fabric of our universe.

Upgrades to a system of lasers being fired down 4km long ultra-high vacuum tubes mean scientists can detect increasing numbers of extraordinary interstellar events like black holes colliding with extremely dense neutron stars.

This international effort of tuning into space-time sees Australian researchers help unravel the great mysteries of natures… and it could lead to us finally hearing from aliens.

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