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Scientist have detected gravitational waves from two neutron stars that collided 130 million years ago

Scientist believe that a new era of astronomy has begun.

For the first-time scientist have detected gravitational waves and light from two neutron stars that collided over 130 million years ago, according to the Washington Post.

On Aug 17, different space observatories across the globe detected the gravitational waves and a burst of light.

The collision of the two neutron stars created a “kilonova,” that scientists have never seen before.

Neutron stars are made up of the collapsed cores of giant stars that have exploded.

The collision created heavy elements such as gold, platinum and lead.

The existence of gravitational waves was first theorized by Albert Einstein a century ago, but scientists had never sensed the waves until 2015.

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