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Latest Astronomical News

Gravitational Waves Detected

The announcement that Gravitational Waves had been detected was made by David Reitze, LIGO Laboratory Executive Director,


Click on the photo to the right to see a video of the announcement


Announced 11th February 2016

Earthquake in Taiwan

As a result of.an earthquake on 5th February 2016 a 17 storey block of apartments collapsed despite building around surviving. The collapse was due to poor construction and materials.

Latest News February 2016