gravitational waves

This image of the Crab Nebula was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

For more than a thousand years, alchemists tried to make gold from other metals. Interestingly, science has just explained how gold was made. The explanation is more amazing than anything the alchemists dreamed.

From WTTW’s Chicago Tonight, Oct. 17, 2017: Fermilab’s James Annis is among the panel of scientists who discuss the LIGO/Virgo’s detection of gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars and the optical followup.

From The New York Times, Oct. 16, 2017: This is the first time LIGO has discovered anything that regular astronomers could see and study. One of the group of astronomers who spotted the speck of light was led by Marcelle Soares-Santos of Brandeis University and using the Dark Energy Camera.