Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves Reveal Surprising Secrets About Neutron Stars

The confirmation of gravitational waves back in 2017 continues to unlock whole new worlds of physics but also continues to…

1 month ago

Next-Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect the First Stars When They Exploded as Supernovae

The first stars to appear in the universe are no longer with us - they died long ago. But when…

2 months ago

On its Next run, LIGO Will be Able to Probe 8 Times as Much Space

Materials science has once again come through for space exploration.  Researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) have developed…

2 months ago

A Gravitational Wave Observatory on the Moon Could "Hear" 70% of the Observable Universe

A gravitational-wave telescope on the Moon could span the gap between Earth-based and space-based observations.

4 months ago

Astronomers Detected a Black Hole-Neutron Star Merger, and Then Another Just 10 Days Later

When black holes collide with neutron stars, all sorts of interesting things happen. And astronomers have recently seen two of…

5 months ago

It Could be Possible to see Gravitational Wave Lenses

Can waves of gravity be lensed by gravity? A recent study looks for lensed gravitational waves.

6 months ago

Gaia Might Even be Able to Detect the Gravitational Wave Background of the Universe

Data from the Gaia satellite is so precise, it might be able to detect cosmic gravitational waves.

7 months ago

An Exotic Explanation for the Most Extreme Gravitational Wave Detected so far

A new study proposes an exotic boson star to explain the largest gravitational wave merger we've observed.

9 months ago

Physicists Figure out how to Make Gravitational Wave Detectors “Hear” 6x More Universe

Gravitational wave detectors are limited by fundamental quantum noise - an incessant "hum" that they cannot ever remove. But now…

10 months ago

All The Gravitational Waves Detected So Far

Few events in the astronomy community were received with more fanfare than the first detection of gravitational waves, which took…

10 months ago