LIGO detects gravitational waves from neutron stars colliding

Gravitational waves from the collision of two neutron stars have been detected for the second time ever — along with another, less certain signal that a neutron star being swallowed by a black hole.

Gravitational-wave observatory LIGO set to double its detecting power

A planned US$35-million upgrade could enable LIGO to spot one black-hole merger per hour by the mid-2020s.

LIGO and Virgo announce four new gravitational-wave detections

The LIGO and Virgo collaborations have now confidently detected gravitational waves from a total of 10 stellar-mass binary black hole mergers and one merger of neutron stars.

Scientists detect biggest known black-hole collision

An international team of scientists have detected gravitational waves from the biggest known black-hole collision that formed a new black hole about 80 times larger than the Sun.

Colliding neutron stars likely formed low-mass black hole

The merger of two neutron stars generated gravitational waves and high-energy gamma radiation and detected last August likely produced a record low-mass black hole.

Gravitational waves from colliding neutron stars usher in new era of astronomy

For the first time, gravitational waves have been detected coming from the violent collision of two neutron star potentially solving the mystery of where heavy elements like gold come from as well as producing a visible afterglow detected by over 70 telescopes around the world.

LIGO’s gravitational wave detection takes home a Nobel

The gravitational wave events recorded in LIGO are actually the first direct indication of the existence of black holes. Three scientists from US wins 2017 Nobel prize in physics.

Gravitational Waves Reveal the Unexpected Behavior of Distant Black Holes

Last year’s gravitational wave discovery may have felt like the end of an era. The discovery, instead, spawned an entirely new field of astronomy, and the results are finally starting to trickle in.

There Could be 100 Million Black Holes in our Galaxy Alone

A new study by a team from US indicates that black hole mergers could be very common, which has implications for the study of black holes and gravitational waves.

LIGO just detected gravitational waves for the THIRD time

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has done it again, detecting gravitational waves rippling away from a cosmic collision between a pair of black holes.

Gravitational waves could be echoes of hidden dimensions in Cosmos

Hidden dimensions could cause ripples through reality by modifying gravitational waves – and spotting such signatures of extra dimensions could help solve some of the biggest mysteries of the universe.

New theory joins black holes, gravitational waves & axions to find new physics

Scientists have proposed a new theory that combines some of the most mysterious phenomena in the Universe - black holes, gravitational waves, and axions - to solve one of the most confounding problems in modern physics.

China to set up world's highest altitude telescopes close to India border

The telescope, located 5,250 meters above sea level, will detect and gather precise data on primordial gravitational waves in the Northern Hemisphere. It is expected to be operational by 2021.

LIGO black hole echoes hint at general-relativity breakdown

Gravitational-wave data show tentative signs of firewalls or other exotic physics.

Gravitational Waves May Permanently Alter Spacetime

Finding evidence of gravitational-wave memory could help solve the black hole information paradox.