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There are very few times in life where you get to be the first ever to do something, but that is exactly what happened to Astronomer Dr. Maria Drout. She was one the team that both “heard” and “saw” a Neutron Star Collision/Merger for the first time! Obviously this was exciting for her, but it is also an important milestone for science as a whole. Why? Well you will have to listen to find out. We also discuss exotic supernova explosions, bridging the political gap between Wisconsin and Illinois (AKA The Great Cheddar Curtain), Banana Slugs, and the end of the “Diva Scientist” era.

      Dr. Maria Drout - First Observed Neutron Star Collision