Gravitational Waves

Simulating the Last Moments Before Neutron Stars Merge

When stars reach the end of their life cycle, they shed their outer layers in a supernova. What is left…

3 weeks ago

More Evidence for the Gravitational Wave Background of the Universe

The gravitational wave background was first detected in 2016. It was announced following the release of the first data set…

2 months ago

Gravitational Lenses Could Pin Down Black Hole Mergers with Unprecedented Accuracy

Gravitational wave astronomy has been one of the hottest new types of astronomy ever since the LIGO consortium officially detected…

2 months ago

Astronomers Will Get Gravitational Wave Alerts Within 30 Seconds

Any event in the cosmos generates gravitational waves, the bigger the event, the more disturbance. Events where black holes and…

3 months ago

Here’s Why We Should Put a Gravitational Wave Observatory on the Moon

Scientists detected the first long-predicted gravitational wave in 2015, and since then, researchers have been hungering for better detectors. But…

3 months ago

Gravitational Waves Could Show us the First Minute of the Universe

Astronomers routinely explore the universe using different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from the familiar visible light to radio waves…

6 months ago

The Echoes From Inflation Could Still Be Shaking the Cosmos Today

In the very early universe, physics was weird. A process known as "inflation," where best we understand the universe went…

8 months ago

Astronomers are Hoping to Detect Gravitational Waves Coming from Supernova 1987A

A supernova explosion is a cataclysmic explosion that marks the violent end of a massive star’s life. During the event,…

8 months ago

Next Generation Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Detect 100-600 Solar Mass Black Hole Mergers

Humans are born wonderers. We're always wondering about the next valley over, the next horizon, what we'll understand next about…

9 months ago

A Kilonova Simulated in 3D

In 2017, astronomers detected gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars for the first time: a kilonova. Enormous amounts of heavy…

9 months ago