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A new observatory is giving scientists a better view of what happens when enormous black holes collide with each other. Researchers say the addition of the new detector is allowing them to pinpoint the precise locations of these cosmic collisions.

NPR's Joe Palca (@joesbigidea) tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson what scientists hope to learn from the new information.

This segment aired on September 28, 2017.

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