Gravitational wave detectors on Earth were able to pick up something big that happened in space — an unusual smash-up between a black hole and a neutron star. This discovery will help the scientific community understand the invisible universe.
Space May 6, 2019
LIGO and Virgo combined to detect multiple ripples in the fabric of space and time to find potential titanic collisions in the sky—and it's only the beginning. What does this mean?
Space May 4, 2019
Scientists detected four black holes collision by re-analyzing data from the first two observing runs of Advanced LIGO. One of these mergers was so powerful it produced gravitational waves and resulted in the birth of a massive black hole.
Space December 5, 2018
How fast is the universe expanding? Scientists proposed that the answer to this question could be found in gravitational waves rippling through space-time from a rare astronomical collision.
Space July 12, 2018
The first confirmed neutron star merger produced a jet of stellar material that researchers on Earth can see with visible light. This contradicts earlier predictions that the merger would create a wide-angle flow of light instead.
Space July 3, 2018
Astronomers found what could be one of the most enigmatic objects in space today. An enormous cataclysm more powerful than a supernova was detected just 200 million light-years away.
Space June 27, 2018
The collision of neutron stars observed in November 2017 generated short gamma-ray bursts along with gravitational waves. The findings were exactly what a team of astrophysicists had predicted.
Space June 14, 2018
Do black holes really exist? Physicists presented a new model that could explain how rotating wormholes, not black holes, collide to create gravitational waves through space-time.
Space June 13, 2018
Physicists proposed a new model that uses dark energy to explain the rapid expansion of the universe right after the Big Bang. They also said gravitational waves from the beginnings of the universe should be detectable using the new model.
Space June 9, 2018
The merger of two neutron stars that generated gravitational waves and was observed by LIGO and Virgo in 2017 is 2.7 times more massive than the sun. Here’s why researchers think this remnant is a black hole.
Space May 31, 2018
Is dark matter composed of ancient black holes nearly as old as the universe? Researchers ran computer simulations in the hope of finding evidence of primordial black holes in dwarf galaxies halos, where much of dark matter is located
Space April 21, 2018
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory wants to study supernova with the help of a new observatory in India. It is expected to be set up by 2025.
Space January 8, 2018
Researchers said collision of two supermassive black holes will produce powerful gravitational waves. Within the next ten years, it is possible for pulsar stars to record rhythmic changes suggesting the presence of cosmic ripples.
Space November 14, 2017
Scientists have detected, for the first time, gravitational waves from colliding binary neutron stars. The detection could open a new chapter in the area of space exploration.
Space October 18, 2017
The detection of gravitational waves is perhaps this decade’s single most astonishing progress in the field of astronomy. The three key scientists behind it have received the 2017 Nobel Prize in physics.
Space October 4, 2017
LIGO and Virgo were able to detect gravitational waves from two black holes colliding in space, the first-ever joint-detection by the two observatories. The next observation run is planned for 2018.
Space September 28, 2017
Using radio telescopes, scientists have seen what appeared to be one of two supermassive black holes orbiting around the other in radio galaxy 0402+379. Read more about this fascinating discovery in the exploration of the universe.
Space June 28, 2017
Albert Einstein’s theory endures. LIGO confirms a third detection of gravitational waves from the collision of two massive black holes 3 billion light-years away from Earth.
Space June 2, 2017
Kicking out a supermassive black hole away from the center of a home galaxy requires energy equivalent to 100 million supernovas simultaneously exploding. This is how a gravitational wave helped expel a black hole from its galactic home.
Space March 27, 2017
NASA's Hubble Telescope has detected a monster black hole hurtling away from the central hub of its parent galaxy. It is the first supermassive black hole discovered to have been evicted from its home.
Space March 24, 2017
The discovery of gravitational waves validated Einstein's 100-year old prediction, but what made the discovery so special Science magazine hailed it as the scientific breakthrough of the year?
Space December 25, 2016
The most important annual award of Science magazine went to the scientists who built and worked on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The LIGO team was the first to bring measurable scientific proof of gravitational waves, a century after they were first described.
Space December 23, 2016
A gravitational wave detector could be manufactured, which would work in space following an exciting new experiment. How could the LISA Pathfinder investigation confirm or deny a prediction made by Albert Einstein a century ago?
Space June 8, 2016
A new study proposes that perhaps black holes are the dark matter scientists are long looking for. Find out the role of primordial black holes (PBHs) in this continuing mystery, which involves LIGO's first-ever detection of gravitational waves.
Space May 26, 2016
Scientists who discovered the gravitational waves in February will receive the $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics. The prize will be divided among the founders and all the scientists and engineers involved in the discovery.
Space May 4, 2016
NASA's Fermi telescope was able to detect gamma ray bursts near a black hole merger, a gravitational wave source. The discovery may pave the way for better understanding of how the universe works.
Space April 19, 2016
Scientists in Germany have developed a new method to predict when a neutron star makes its final transformation and collapses to a black hole. Their new formula is crucial to understanding neutron stars.
Space April 11, 2016
If you think gravitational waves have already been resolved, you’re dead wrong. From underground telescopes to another detector in India, the hunt is still on for more of them.
Space April 3, 2016
Scientists in Japan on Friday began testing its highly-sensitive underground telescope to detect gravitational waves, in hopes that it will complement research in the United States. The testing will run until March 31.
Space March 28, 2016
The universe constantly expands and changes, allowing the formation of cosmological structures. Scientists in Sweden developed new codes that would let us glimpse into these formations and shed light on the mysteries of dark energy.
Space March 8, 2016
About a century after Albert Einstein proposed the presence of gravitational waves, LIGO scientists detected a ripple in the fabric of space-time, sending shockwaves all over the world. But how can this discovery help science and humanity?
Space March 2, 2016
Scientists at the advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory facilities found definitive proof of Einstein's prediction about gravitational waves. Brian Greene explains to Stephen Colbert what they're all about.
February 27, 2016
Scientists are developing a technology that can help detect low-frequency gravitational waves using pulsars. If successful, scientists will be able to detect black holes that are about to merge with each other.
Space February 26, 2016
Researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics believe that the two black holes that were detected by LIGO during the gravitational wave event last year originated from a single massive star. Just before it reached the end of its life, it also released the burst of gamma rays that the Fermi Space Telescope detected.
Space February 24, 2016
The discovery of gravitational waves by American scientists encouraged the Chinese research community to propose projects of their own. This could be an opportunity for China to become a global leader in the field of gravitational wave research.
Space February 19, 2016
A British composer has transformed "chirps" from gravitational waves into a stellar piece of music. Listen to the awesome spacedub here.
Space February 18, 2016
A black hole is a particular area in space where the gravity is so strong, it collapses on itself. If ever Earth fell into a black hole, three events are speculated to take place - all of which aren't good news.
Space February 17, 2016
Quantum gravity theory has been predicted for decades. What else could the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory uncover and reveal about this theory?
Space February 17, 2016
The discovery of Einstein's gravitational waves are, well, making waves all over the world. What's the big deal? Here are three reasons why you should care.
Space February 15, 2016
A three-minute animated film produced by Piled Higher and Deeper Comics aims to explain the nature and importance of gravitational waves. The creators hope to provide a simple way for people to understand the value of the discovery of the existence of these waves in space.
February 15, 2016
Gravitational waves were first proposed a century ago, but they have never been seen - until now. However, it was not from a lack of trying, as this history of the search for gravitational waves goes to show.
Space February 12, 2016
The gravitational waves were discovered Sept. 14, 2015, by twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors.
Space February 11, 2016
Scientists spill more beans about LIGO's rumored discovery of gravitational waves in the merger of two black holes. The speculations add more fuel to the scientific possibility of time travel.
February 9, 2016
Scientists set out to prove Albert Einstein right but have failed, failing to detect gravitational waves in colliding black holes, as described in his general theory of relativity, in the last 11 years.
Space September 29, 2015
An updated sensitive instrument will look for gravitational waves predicted by Einstein. The search will look 225 million light years into the distant universe.
Space September 24, 2015