Latest Laser Interferometer Space Antenna Stories
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.
A pair of supermassive black holes in orbit around one another have been spotted by XMM-Newton.
At the center of almost every galaxy we have studied is a black hole of such magnitude that the traditional black hole progenitor does not seem likely. These aptly named supermassive black holes can reach millions or billions of times the mass of our Sun.
The optical bench of the LISA Pathfinder (LPF) mission passed with flying colors extensive testing at the Institute for Gravitational Research (IGR) at the University of Glasgow.
NASA is pursuing a pioneering technology capable of atomic-level precision to detect gravitational waves or ripples in space-time caused by cataclysmic events, including the Big Bang itself.
Einstein predicted gravitational waves almost 100 years ago. According to his theory, whenever massive objects interact, they produce distortions in the very fabric of space and time that ripple outward across the universe at the speed of light.
Sensors destined for ESA’s LISA Pathfinder mission in 2014 have far exceeded expectations, paving the way for a mission to detect one of the most elusive forces permeating through space – gravity waves.
A key technical challenge of the joint ESAâ€“NASA LISA mission has been solved: how to maintain precise pointing of a laser beam across five million km of space.
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.
A European team working on the LISA Pathfinder mission has completed an extensive series of ground tests on the spacecraft's optical payload.