Latest Gravitational wave astronomy Stories
The stage has been set for a explosion of apocalyptic proportions, as two distant supermassive black holes just one light-year apart are on a collision course that could result in the destruction of their home galaxy and release as much energy as 100 million supernovas.
Recent research from the University of Cardiff has found that the dying tones of black holes reveal the cosmic crash that caused them to form.
Direct evidence of the existence of gravitational waves is something that has long eluded researchers, however new research has suggested that adding just one of the proposed detectors in Japan, Australia and India will drastically increase the expected rate of detection.
Scientists have simulated, for the first time, the merger of two black holes of vastly different sizes, with one mass 100 times larger than the other.
An international group of scientists says it has defined the energy density of gravitational waves created immediately after the birth of the universe.
Scientists hope that a new supercomputer being built by Syracuse University's Department of Physics may help them identify the sound of a celestial black hole.
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