LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017

After five detections over the last few years, gravitational waves are in danger of becoming boring news. But it's worth keeping in mind just how groundbreaking a discovery it is. After all, these are distortions in the very fabric of spacetime. The precise instruments at the LIGO and Virgo facilities were responsible for these past detections, but now astronomers plan to look for ripples from supermassive black hole collisions using natural detectors in space: pulsars, the "cosmic lighthouses" of the sky... Continue Reading Detecting gravitational waves from supermassive black hole collisions using pulsars Category: Space Tags: Black hole gravitational waves JPL LIGO NASA Stars Supermassive black hole Related Articles: Astronomers set out to unravel creation of first supermassive black holes Gravitational waves roll in again, detected from

LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017

Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier this year. Dubbed GW170608, the latest discovery was produced by the ...

Thu 16 Nov 17 from Phys.org

'Routine' detection of space ripples

Laser labs sense black holes merging at a distance of about a billion light-years from Earth.

Thu 16 Nov 17 from BBC News

Pulsars could reveal nanohertz gravitational waves within 10 years

Colliding supermassive black holes could soon come into view

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Physics World

Detecting gravitational waves from supermassive black hole collisions using pulsars

After five detections over the last few years, gravitational waves are in danger of becoming boring news. But it's worth keeping in mind just how groundbreaking a discovery it is. After ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Gizmag

Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years, study predicts

Astronomers won't have to wait much longer for their first glimpse of one of the biggest types of unions in the cosmos. New research published November 13 in Nature Astronomy predicts that gravitational ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Phys.org

LIGO mirror coatings get upgrade

Stanford scientists will lead a new national cooperative effort, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration Center for Coatings Research, to improve detection of gravitational waves at the twin LIGO ...

Fri 10 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Giant star smash-up may have made the biggest neutron star ever

The collision that produced recent gravitational waves may have left behind the biggest neutron star ever seen. But it might have collapsed into a black hole

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Newscientist

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