Gravitational Waves

New Simulations Show How Black Holes Grow, Through Mergers and Accretion

One of the most pressing questions in astronomy concerns black holes. We know that massive stars that explode as supernovae…

8 months ago

Astronomers Detected a Black Hole Merger With Very Different Mass Objects

In another first, the latest gravitational wave event to be detected came from the merger of two black holes of…

9 months ago

NASA Chooses 4 New Astronomy Space Missions for Additional Study

NASA recently selected four new missions for development that will study gravitational waves, supernovae, relativistic jets, and exoplanet habitability.

10 months ago

14% of all the Massive Stars in the Universe are Destined to Collide as Black Holes

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity predicted that black holes would form and eventually collide. It also predicted the creation of…

12 months ago

A Mysterious Burst of Gravitational Waves Came From a Region Near Betelgeuse. But There’s Probably No Connection

Gravitational waves are caused by calamitous events in the Universe. Neutron stars that finally merge after circling each other for…

1 year ago

Just How Feasible is a Warp Drive?

At a presentation at this year's AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, engineer Joseph Agnew spoke of the progress being made…

1 year ago

Gravitational Wave Detectors Might be Able to Detect Dark Matter Particles Colliding With Their Mirrors

According to a new study by a team of Japanese researchers, gravitational wave detectors could be used to confirm the…

1 year ago

It Looks Like LIGO/Virgo Have Detected a Black Hole Eating a Neutron Star. For the First Time Ever

A new signal detected by LIGO/Virgo may be the so-called 'holy grail' of astrophysics: the merger of a neutron star…

2 years ago

As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week

The LIGO detector is back online after months of upgrades, and has made two new detections already!

2 years ago

Barfing Neutron Stars Reveal Their Inner Guts

We don't really understand neutron stars. Oh, we know that they are - they're the leftover remnants of some of…

2 years ago