Gravitational Waves

A Black Hole can Tear a Neutron Star Apart in Less Than 2 Seconds

An international team has simulated what happens when a black hole and neutron star merge, and the results were pretty

2 weeks ago

Gamma ray Telescopes Might be Able to Detect the Gravitational Waves Caused by Merging Supermassive Black Holes

Gamma rays could be the new source for observing gravitational waves, according to a recent release from the Max Planck…

4 months ago

The Expanding Debris Cloud From the Kilonova Tells the Story of What Happens When Neutron Stars Collide

When two neutron stars collide, it creates a kilonova. The event causes both gravitational waves and emissions of electromagnetic energy.…

5 months ago

A Highly Eccentric Black Hole Merger Detected for the First Time

Recent research into a gravitational wave event has revealed new insights into black hole mergers, cosmic expansion, and the growth…

6 months ago

Binary Black Holes can Unlock Another of Einstein’s Predictions

Gravitational waves from merging black holes can tell us more about a gravitational dance known as spin-orbit resonance.

6 months ago

What is Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?

More than a century after he first proposed it, Einstein's Theory of Relativity is still foundational to our understanding of…

7 months ago

Astronomers Might Have Detected the Background Gravitational Waves of the Universe

A new data release from a gravitational wave consortium has revealed indications of the long sough-after gravitational wave background (GWB).

7 months ago

Twin Stars Prove Einstein at Least 99.99% Right

A 16-year study by an international team of astronomers has confirmed Einstein's Theory of General Relativity and witnessed some predicted…

8 months ago

Gravitational Waves Could Explain why There’s More Matter Than Antimatter in the Universe

One of the questions underpinning both philosophy and science is “why are we here”?  Ask an astrophysicist, and they might…

8 months ago

The Gamow Explorer Would be a new Gamma-ray Observatory to Search for the First Stars in the Universe… as They Explode

Gamma rays are useful for more than just turning unassuming scientists into green-skinned behemoths.  They can also shine a light…

8 months ago