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The merge of black holes released gravitational waves and… Open Data!

and we observed both recently

On February 11, 2016, the LIGO team announced that gravitational waves have been observed, and along with this great news, they released:

This observation and the analysis of the collected data is of great importance for Physics and beyond. In the process, their seems that Open Science best practices were obvious. Why not everywhere else in Science? 😉

 

LIGO experimental setup and sample of observed data.  Credit: B. P. Abbott et al., 2016, Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 061102, licence CC-BY

Originaly posted here .