Surprise! LIGO Makes Gravitational Waves

We need to add “generate ripples in spacetime” to LIGO’s resume.

February 9, 2017

LIGO Discovered Gravitational Waves. What’s Next?

After making headlines in gravitational waves, LIGO wants an upgrade.

June 21, 2016

LIGO Just Detected Gravitational Waves From a Second Black Hole Collision!

Scientists at LIGO have found more gravitational waves—another signal from two black holes, 14 and 8 times the Sun’s mass, that collided 1.4 billion years ago.

June 15, 2016

LIGO Sets Its Sights On Fainter Gravitational Waves

Gravitational wave astronomers may soon be able to pick out faint signals from the gravitational wave “noise.”

April 16, 2016

So We Found Gravitational Waves—What Now?

We found gravitational waves. But where does physics go from here?

April 4, 2016

Watch Physicist Brian Greene and Stephen Colbert Dive into Gravitational Waves

The recent detection of gravitational waves will likely be the physics breakthrough of the century. Here, Brian Greene explains why.

February 27, 2016

What Do Gravitational Waves Sound Like?

Just last week, scientists finally confirmed that gravitational waves exist. Now, researchers from the LIGO (Laser Interferomater Gravitational Wave Observatory) unveil a video that captures the sound that ripples in the fabric of space-time make. Hearing these gravitational waves means you can essentially hear the universe. So what does our universe sound like? Play the video and listen to it yourself.

February 19, 2016

Searching For a Visible Light Counterpart to Gravitational Waves

A team of astronomers failed to find a visible light source associated with the recent detection of gravitational waves. Nevertheless, they were able to prove that follow-up searches will play an important part in the future of gravitational wave astronomy.

February 19, 2016

Map to the Stars: Revealing the Source of the Gravitational Waves

LIGO releases a map charting the possible location of the binary black hole that generated the gravitational waves detected back in September 14, 2015.

February 16, 2016

A New Era in Physics and Cosmology: Why Gravitational Waves Matter

After the excitement of last week’s announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves, some might ask “What does it matter?” Here are some good reasons, and just a sampling of the many questions gravitational waves will help us resolve in the future.

February 16, 2016
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