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

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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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