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When Black Holes Merge, They'll Ring Like a Bell

How a merged black hole rings as it settles into a stable form holds clues to a better understanding of…

1 year 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…

3 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 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…

7 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…

10 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,…

10 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…

10 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…

11 years ago