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Posted 16 October 2017
The University of Birmingham has congratulated West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) on leading celebrations to mark Diwali in the city, as India continues to commemorate its 70th anniversary of independence.
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 is the first time that astronomers have been able to study the same event with both gravitational waves and light.