Latest Gravitational wave Stories

2011-03-08 09:57:08

A key technical challenge of the joint ESA–NASA LISA mission has been solved: how to maintain precise pointing of a laser beam across five million km of space.

2010-11-24 06:40:00

A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has brought the world one step closer to "hearing" gravitational waves -- ripples in space and time predicted by Albert Einstein in the early 20th century.

2010-11-19 09:04:40

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.

2010-11-16 22:16:13

A Princeton scientist with an interdisciplinary bent has taken two well-known problems in mathematics and reformulated them as a physics question, offering new tools to solve challenges relevant to a host of subjects ranging from improving data compression to detecting gravitational waves.

2010-11-16 10:31:47

Sometimes when you're looking for one thing, you find something completely different and unexpected.

2010-10-28 10:20:24

Astronomers using the National Science Foundation's Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered the most massive neutron star yet found, a discovery with strong and wide-ranging impacts across several fields of physics and astrophysics.

2010-10-22 08:20:00

A European team working on the LISA Pathfinder mission has completed an extensive series of ground tests on the spacecraft's optical payload.

2010-08-18 18:49:22

The National Research Council (NRC) has strongly recommended the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) as one of NASA's next two major space missions, to start in 2016 in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA).

2010-08-13 06:55:00

Three citizen scientists have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory.

2010-06-28 08:50:27

In the June 25th issue of Science, CSIRO astronomer George Hobbs and colleagues in the UK, Germany and Canada report that they have taken a big step towards solving a 30-year-old puzzle: why the “cosmic clocks” called pulsars aren’t perfect.

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