Contrary to what was expected, a team of astronomers has discovered that kilonova event has been brightening ever since it first appeared
The post Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten appeared first on Universe Today.
Based on recent gravitational wave research, a team of scientists from the University of Frankfurt have placed an upper limit on the mass of neutron stars
The post Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be appeared first on Universe Today.
A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the search for gravitational waves.
The post The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector appeared first on Universe Today.
According to a new study, the recent merger of two neutron stars (which was detected thanks to the gravitational waves it created) most likely led to the creation of a black hole.
The post Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole appeared first on Universe Today.
“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, […]
The post GW170817 Update: Surprises From First Gravitational Wave Observed Independently appeared first on Universe Today.
Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg ChartYourWorld.org) Announcements: If you would like to join the Weekly Space Hangout Crew, visit their site here and sign up. They’re a great team who can help you join […]
The post Weekly Space Hangout – Oct 18, 2017: Weekly News Roundup appeared first on Universe Today.
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 […]
The post First Cosmic Event Observed in Both Gravitational Waves and Light appeared first on Universe Today.
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.
The post Scientist Find Treasure Trove of Giant Black Hole Pairs appeared first on Universe Today.
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.
The post LIGO Scientists who Detected Gravitational Waves Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics appeared first on Universe Today.
The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors recently made the first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves, ushering in a new era of research.
The post LIGO and Virgo Observatories Detect Black Holes Colliding appeared first on Universe Today.