Latest Gravitational wave Stories

2011-04-07 08:50:00

White dwarfs are dead stars that pack a Sun's-worth of matter into an Earth-sized ball. Astronomers have just discovered an amazing pair of white dwarfs whirling around each other once every 39 minutes.

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.

Word of the Day
  • Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
The word 'immane' comes from the Latin word 'immanis', 'enormous'.