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Gravitational Waves

Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

2 months ago

Gravitational Wave Detectors Might be Able to Detect Dark Matter Particles Colliding With Their Mirrors

According to a new study by a team of Japanese researchers, gravitational wave detectors could be used to confirm the…

2 months ago

As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week

The LIGO detector is back online after months of upgrades, and has made two new detections already!

7 months ago

Barfing Neutron Stars Reveal Their Inner Guts

We don't really understand neutron stars. Oh, we know that they are - they're the leftover remnants of some of…

7 months ago

LIGO Just Got a Big Upgrade, Will Begin Searching for Gravitational Waves Again on April 1st

After undergoing upgrades, the LIGO observatory will be going back online this April, with "almost daily" detections of gravitational wave…

8 months ago

New Gravitational Waves Detected From Four More Black Hole Mergers. Total Detections up to 11 Now

The LIGO and Virgo collaborations recently announced the detection of four more gravitational wave events, bringing the total to eleven.

12 months ago

It Could be Possible to Transfer Data Through Gravitational Waves

A new study by a team of Russian scientists demonstrates how gravitational waves could be encoded to send information, in…

1 year ago

Gravitational Waves Might be the Key to Finding Dark Matter

Exotic dark matter theories. Gravitational waves. Observatories in space. Giant black holes. Colliding galaxies. Lasers. If you're a fan of…

1 year ago

Last Year’s Gravitational Wave Detections Failed to Provide a Hint of Any Extra Spatial Dimensions

In a new study, astrophysicists used the gravitational waves from last year's kilonova event to determine if the Universe has…

1 year ago