Gravitational Waves

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.

2 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…

3 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.

4 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.

4 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.

7 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…

8 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…

8 months ago

Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.

8 months ago

China’s Planning to Launch a Space-Based Gravitational Wave Observatory in the 2030s: TianQin. Here’s how it’ll Stack up Against LISA

The successful detection of gravitational waves has been a game-changer for astronomy. And now the new frontier is in space,…

9 months ago

Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors Should be Able to see the Primordial Waves From the Big Bang

Underneath all the gravitational waves we see are faint primordial waves. If we can detect them, it could change our…

9 months ago