LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo Collaboration

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.

3 months ago

Gravitational Waves Will Give Astronomers a new way to Look Inside Neutron Stars

Astronomers can use gravitational wave data to study the interiors of neutron stars, thanks to new gravitational wave models.

3 months ago

A Gravitational Wave Observatory on the Moon Could "Hear" 70% of the Observable Universe

A gravitational-wave telescope on the Moon could span the gap between Earth-based and space-based observations.

1 year ago

Astronomers Detected a Black Hole-Neutron Star Merger, and Then Another Just 10 Days Later

When black holes collide with neutron stars, all sorts of interesting things happen. And astronomers have recently seen two of…

1 year ago

Astronomers see a Hint of the Gravitational Wave Background to the Universe

Astronomers have found evidence of faint gravitational waves using an array of pulsars in our galaxy.

2 years ago

Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors Should be Able to see the Primordial Waves From the Big Bang

Underneath all the gravitational waves we see are faint primordial waves. If we can detect them, it could change our…

2 years ago

Merging Black Holes and Neutron Stars. All the Gravitational Wave Events Seen So Far in One Picture

The Theory of Relativity predicted the existence of black holes and neutron stars. Einstein gets the credit for the theory…

2 years 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…

3 years ago

LIGO Will Squeeze Light To Overcome The Quantum Noise Of Empty Space

LIGO is so sensitive it can hear the quantum fluctuations of a vacuum. But by squeezing light it can make…

3 years ago

Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two neutron stars.…

3 years ago