Astronomy, Black Holes
12 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
Thanks to a recent study by an international team of researchers, scientists now know why rapidly-spinning black holes blast out jets of charged particles.
Astronomy, Extrasolar Planets
2 Jan , 2018 by Matt Williams
The Gravitational Microlensing method relies on rare events (one star passing in front of another) to focus light and search for exoplanets.
Astronomy, Gravitational Waves, News
4 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
For their immeasurable contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves, Caltech professors Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, and MIT professor emeritus Rainer Weiss, were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
Astronomy, Cosmology, Gravitational Waves
28 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo detectors recently made the first simultaneous detection of gravitational waves, ushering in a new era of research.
11 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by an international team of astrophysicists has demonstrated that gravitational waves could be detected coming from exploding stars
Astronomy, Black Holes, Gravitational Waves
11 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team from UCI indicates that black hole mergers could be very common, which has implications for the study of black holes and gravitational waves
Astronomy, Black Holes, Weekly Space Hangout
A team of European astronomers accurately measured the orbit of a star around the supermassive black hole at the center of our Milky way, thus confirming predictions made by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.
8 Jun , 2017 by Matt Williams
Using the Hubble Space Telescope, a team of NASA astronomers has repeated an old experiment that was used to confirm General Relativity
Astronomy, Gravitational Waves
23 May , 2017 by Matt Williams
A new study by a team of researchers from Monash University argues that gravitational waves may permanently alter the fabric of spacetime.
8 Dec , 2016 by Matt Williams
A new study produced by an international team of researchers shows that Dark Matter may be more smoothly distributed than previously thought
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