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.”
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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.
A New Search Technique Could Exponentially Boost Discoveries of Black Holes
"For the past 10,000 years, astronomers have been studying the light side of the universe. We have now just begun to study the dark side of the universe."
Scientists Think the Speed of Light Has Slowed, and They're Trying to Prove It
A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested.
Is Ryan Lochte's Dog, Carter, a Time Traveler or What?
There's reason to believe that Lochte's dog has broken the rules of spacetime.
Experiment Finds No Evidence the Universe Is a Hologram (But It Still Might Be)
One inconclusive experiment doesn't mean we're any closer to understanding the nature of space-time.
What Is a Gravitational Wave Detector, and Why Do We Want to Send One to Space?
ESA is getting ready to launch LISA Pathfinder, a mission that will test the technology for a million-kilometer-large gravitational wave detector.