gravitational wave

Dark Matter Could Help Solve the Final Parsec Problem of Black Holes

One outstanding mystery in astrophysics is known as the "final parsec problem." Simulations predict that binary black holes should stall…

3 months ago

If Neutron Stars Have Mountains, They Should Generate Gravitational Waves

Astronomers have discovered the gravitational waves released by colliding black holes, neutron stars, and even the background waves from merging…

5 months ago

Gravitational Astronomy? How Detecting Gravitational Waves Changes Everything

We’ve now had multiple detections of gravitational waves, opening up a whole new field: gravitational astronomy. We talk about the…

7 years ago

What Was Cosmic Inflation? The Quest to Understand the Earliest Universe

The Big Bang was a tremendous theory, but it had a few problems. In 1980 Alan Guth developed the revolutionary…

7 years ago

Gravitational Wave Detectors: How They Work

Time to brush up on your gravitational wave basics, if you haven't done so! In Gravitational waves and how they…

8 years ago

Gravitational Waves and How They Distort Space

It's official: on February 11, 10:30 EST, there will be a big press conference about gravitational waves by the people…

8 years ago

Effects of Einstein’s Elusive Gravitational Waves Observed

Two white dwarfs similar to those in the system SDSS J065133.338+284423.37 spiral together in this illustration from NASA. Credit: D.…

11 years ago