Here’s How Scientists Plan to Watch Supermassive Black Hole Collisions
“When these objects merge, there is more energy produced than the rest of the universe put together.”
Black Holes Can’t Account for Missing Dark Matter in the Universe
A statistical analysis of 740 supernovas found that black holes can only account for 40 percent of dark matter in the universe, putting another nail in the coffin for the MACHOs theory of dark matter.
Around 10,000 Black Holes Are at the Center of the Galaxy, Study Says
The supermassive black hole at the galactic core seems to have an abundance of smaller black hole friends.
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Astronomers Are 'Racing Against Time' as Humanity Clogs the Air With Radio Signals
Interference is playing havoc with radio telescopes.
Neutron Star Mergers
Scientists Have Detected an Entirely New Type of Gravitational Wave
Astronomers capture both a gravitational wave and optical imagery from the energetic union of two neutron stars in a distant galaxy.
ripples in spacetime
Nobel Prize in Physics Recognizes the Dawn of a Whole New Kind of Astronomy
Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, and Barry Barish are named for leading the effort to detect gravitational waves.
These Black Holes Merged Nearly Two Billion Years Ago and We Have the Receipts
The newest gravitational wave discovery is the first to involve three detectors.
Black Hole Mergers
LIGO's Four Gravitational Wave Detections Come From Off-Kilter Black Hole Mergers
“You don’t write a paper saying: This is awesome! But we kind of have that feeling. It’s definitely a frontier.”
These Floating Golden Cubes Proved We Can Detect Cosmic Ripples in Space
The mission paves the way for its big sister, LISA, that will listen for the collisions of galaxies and the explosions of massive stars.
black hole fun
The European Space Agency Will Launch Laser-Bots to Study Ripples in Spacetime
After decades of delay and budget constraints, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) is a go.
einstein was right
Two Black Holes Ate Each Other and Rippled the Fabric of Spacetime
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One of the Greatest Cosmic Mysteries Was Solved By David Shoemaker’s Device
LIGO's detection of gravitational waves was an achievement comparable to Galileo’s telescope. Meet the man whose team built the detector.