Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Wave Observatories Could Search for Warp Drive Signatures

A new study shows how gravitational wave observatories could be used to search for technosignatures throughout the galaxy

1 month ago

Shortly Before They Collided, two Black Holes Tangled Spacetime up Into Knots

An international team led from Cardiff University has confirmed that black hole binaries experience precession.

4 months ago

Two Stars Orbiting Each Other Every 51 Minutes. This Can’t End Well

We don't have to worry too much about our Sun. It can burn our skin, and it can emit potent…

4 months ago

Binary Stars Live Complicated Lives, Especially Near the End

We know what will happen to our Sun. It'll follow the same path other stars of its ilk follow. It'll…

4 months ago

Colliding Black Holes Provide Another way to Measure Distance in the Universe

Astronomers can use the gravitational waves of merging black holes to measure cosmic expansion.

5 months ago

Gravitational Waves Near a Neutron Star Could Generate Photons

In addition to their intense magnetic fields and copious output of x-ray radiation, neutron stars might have one more trick…

6 months ago

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

6 months 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…

10 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.…

11 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…

12 months ago