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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…

2 years ago

The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector

A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the…

5 years ago

LIGO and Virgo Observatories Detect Black Holes Colliding

The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors recently made the first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves, ushering in a new…

5 years ago

Gravitational Waves will let us see Inside Stars as Supernovae Happen

A new study by an international team of astrophysicists has demonstrated that gravitational waves could be detected coming from exploding…

5 years ago

Do Gravitational Waves Permanently Alter the Nature of Spacetime?

A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric…

6 years ago

“Spotters Guide” for Detecting Black Hole Collisions

When it comes to the many mysteries of the Universe, a special category is reserved for black holes. Since they…

8 years ago

Watch: New Documentary Follows the Hunt for Gravitational Waves

A newly released documentary brings you behind the scenes in the hunt for gravitational waves. The 20-minute film, called "LIGO,…

9 years ago

The Search for Gravitational Waves: New Documentary About LIGO Premieres Soon

What happens when stars or black holes collide? Scientists have theorized that the energy released would disturb the very fabric…

9 years ago

Space Science Stories to Watch in 2014

There's an old Chinese proverb that says, “May you live in interesting times," and 2013 certainly fit the bill in the…

9 years ago