“This is quite literally a physics gold mine!” said Masao Sako, with the University of Pennsylvania. For over a week now, the astronomy and astrophysics communities have been buzzing with the news of the latest gravitational wave discovery. And this discovery has been big. Four days before the Great American Solar Eclipse on August 21, […]
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About 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, two neutron stars collided. The cataclysmic crash produced gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time. This was now the 5th observation of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaboration. But this event — called a kilonova […]
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In two new studies by international teams of astrophysicists, a wealth of merging black hole pairs have been discovered, which has serious implications for gravitational wave research.
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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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The ESA recently decided to move forward with its LISA mission, a trio of satellites that will be the first space-based gravitational wave detector.
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LIGO has detected a third instance of gravitational waves. Like the previous two, this one was caused by merging black holes.
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