Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles.
For their immeasurable contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves, Caltech professors Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, and MIT professor emeritus Rainer Weiss, were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors recently made the first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves, ushering in a new era of research.
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A new study by an international team of astrophysicists has demonstrated that gravitational waves could be detected coming from exploding stars
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A new study by a team from UCI indicates that black hole mergers could be very common, which has implications for the study of black holes and gravitational waves
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A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
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Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of NASA astronomers has repeated an old experiment that was used to confirm General Relativity
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A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric of spacetime.
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A new study produced by an international team of researchers shows that Dark Matter may be more smoothly distributed than previously thought
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