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LIGO Just Got a Big Upgrade, Will Begin Searching for Gravitational Waves Again on April 1st

After undergoing upgrades, the LIGO observatory will be going back online this April, with "almost daily" detections of gravitational wave…

2 years ago

New Gravitational Waves Detected From Four More Black Hole Mergers. Total Detections up to 11 Now

The LIGO and Virgo collaborations recently announced the detection of four more gravitational wave events, bringing the total to eleven.

2 years ago

How to Listen to the Background Hum of Gravitational Waves From all the Black Holes Colliding into Each Other

A pair of scientists who were part of the first gravitational wave discovery have developed a way to listen to…

3 years ago

Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole

According to a new study, the recent merger of two neutron stars (which was detected thanks to the gravitational waves…

3 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Nov. 15, 2017: Dr. John Whelan of RIT

Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier )…

3 years ago

GW170817 Update: Surprises From First Gravitational Wave Observed Independently

“This is quite literally a physics gold mine!” said Masao Sako, with the University of Pennsylvania. For over a week…

3 years ago

Scientist Find Treasure Trove of Giant Black Hole Pairs

In two new studies by international teams of astrophysicists, a wealth of merging black hole pairs have been discovered, which…

3 years ago

LIGO Scientists who Detected Gravitational Waves Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics

For their immeasurable contributions to the discovery of gravitational waves, Caltech professors Kip S. Thorne and Barry C. Barish, and…

3 years ago

Cosmic Census Says There Could be 100 Million Black Holes in our Galaxy Alone

A new study by a team from UCI indicates that black hole mergers could be very common, which has implications…

3 years ago