Jess McIver and the finally not a glitch.


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On Aug. 17, 2017, a wave of signals reached earth from 100 million miles away of two neutron stars violently colliding. Dr. Jess McIver (sounds just like "MacGyver") was behind the team that published the news to the world. She also helped remove all the "glitches" that might have looked like a fake signal. What made this so spectacular, was that this was first time such an event was detected from gravitational waves, and then shortly after detected from light all the way from gamma rays down to radio frequency.

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