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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
The gravitational waves were discovered Sept. 14, 2015, by twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors.
Space February 11, 2016
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
Gravity waves could soon be detected by astronomers using the LIGO detectors. What could this teach us about the nature of the universe?
Space May 20, 2015
In 2015, detectors at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory will turn on in search of the universe's black holes. A new breakthrough by researchers in Cardiff will make their job easier.
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