The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors
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The information collected by the network of LIGO and Virgo instruments will provide a rather rough direction of the sources of gravitational waves in the sky, but follow-up observations will help to identify the location of gravitational wave sources
Virgo can be seen as a special kind of telescope, since it looks for phenomena happening far in the cosmos.
Today there is an initial network of gravitational wave interferometers around the world.
Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime that propagate throughout the Universe at the speed of light.