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Nobel Committee for Physics members announce the 2017 Nobel Prize winners at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. The laureates are (from left) Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They Proved Einstein Right; Now They've Won The 2017 Physics Nobel Prize

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British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs (left) and Belgian theoretical physicist Francois Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in physics on Tuesday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Remnants of Tycho's Supernova, seen in an X-ray/infrared composite image. The supernova was observed by Tycho Brahe and other skywatchers in 1572.

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