Latest Gravitational wave Stories
Will we be able to prove this important, 100-year-old theory wrong?
Reports published last year claiming to have detected evidence of gravitational waves emitted immediately following the Big Bang were inaccurate, new analysis of the data has revealed.
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.
A team of scientists hope to trace the origins of gamma-ray bursts with the aid of giant space 'microphones'.
In his general theory of relativity, Albert Einstein predicted that there are such things as gravitational waves. In fact, the very existence of these waves is the linchpin of the entire theory.
Astronomers have developed what they are calling a “spotters guide” to black holes that could help scientists better detect the faint ripples of gravitational waves caused by black holes colliding millions of years ago.
As one team of experts has published a study claiming to have discovered hints of gravitational waves in stars, another has released a new galactic dust map that casts doubts on previous research claiming to have detected such waves earlier this year.
What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley.
While many galaxies have a supermassive black hole at their core, a new study published in the journal Nature has revealed a truly exotic phenomenon – a galaxy more than four billion light years away with three orbiting supermassive black holes at its center.
A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton.
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