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Gemini reveals a gravitational wave source in hiding
June 16, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A team of researchers, led by NSF-funded Mukremin Kilic of the University of Oklahoma and Warren Brown of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, recently identified one of the best (and perhaps most powerful) gravitational wave sources currently known. The researchers used the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North telescope and the Blue Channel spectrograph on the 6.5-meter MMT Telescope.Full Story
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