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Gravitational Waves Could Show us the First Minute of the Universe

Astronomers routinely explore the universe using different wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum from the familiar visible light to radio waves…

6 months ago

Simulation Perfectly Matches What We See When Neutron Stars Collide

There are many mysteries in the world of astronomy and a fair number relate to the processes during the end…

7 months ago

It's Time for a Gravitational Wave Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere

All current and planned gravitational wave observatories are located in the northern hemisphere, in the US, India, Europe, and Japan.…

11 months ago

After Three Years of Upgrades, LIGO is Fully Operational Again

Have you noticed a lack of gravitational wave announcements the past couple of years? Well, now it is time to…

1 year ago

What Does it Take to Make Black Holes Collide?

In a recent study published in Astronomy and Astrophysical Letters, a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

2 years 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.

3 years 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…

3 years 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.

4 years ago