Science, big and small

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Science  22 Dec 2017:
Vol. 358, Issue 6370, pp. 1504
DOI: 10.1126/science.aar7642

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The multidimensional, detailed observations of the collision of two neutron stars are recognized as Science's Breakthrough of the Year. This represents an exciting new phase of astronomy with tremendous potential for the future—and a great example of “big science.”