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New Source of Gravitational Waves Is Observed

US physicists Rainer Weiss, Barry Barish and Kip S. Thorne were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions to the detection...
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NASA Missions Catch First Light from a Gravitational-Wave Event

For the first time, NASA scientists have detected light tied to a gravitational-wave event, thanks to two merging neutron stars in the galaxy NGC...
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LIGO and Virgo Make First Detection of Gravitational Waves Produced by...

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time -- in addition to light from the spectacular collision of...
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Caltech Grad Student Makes Ultra-Sensitive Measurement of Deformation

A Caltech graduate student has shown that materials can undergo inelastic deformation prior to yielding, which could impact the design of materials, leading to...
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UW, UW Bothell Scientists Explain New Discovery in Gravitational Wave Astronomy

The announcement that a third collision of black holes has been detected three billion light years away validates the work of hundreds of scientists,...
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LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves for Third Time

Each new detection enables us to explore new phenomena of these mysterious and fascinating objects. Ulrich Sperhake The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a...
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The Big Star That Couldn’t Become a Supernova

For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out...
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Researchers Turn to “Citizen Scientists” for Help Identifying Gravitational Waves

The term "crowdsourcing" has only been in existence for the last decade, but instances of crowdsourcing – in which stakeholders enlist the general public...
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LIGO Resumes Search for Gravitational Waves

On February 11, 2016, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration announced that LIGO had made the first-ever direct observation of gravitational...
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Using Gravitational Waves to Catch Runaway Black Holes

Researchers have developed a new method for detecting and measuring one of the most powerful, and most mysterious, events in the Universe – a...
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Russian Physicists Create a High-Precision ‘Quantum Ruler’

Physicists from the Russian Quantum Center (RQC), MIPT, the Lebedev Physical Institute, and L'Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau, France) have devised a method for creating a...
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Gravitational waves detected from second pair of colliding black holes

LIGO Scientific Collaboration and Virgo collaboration identify second gravitational wave event using data from Advanced LIGO detectors
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Prototype gravitational wave detector exceeds expectations

A powerful space-based gravitational wave observatory is one step closer as a test of the technology shows that it performs well. Gravitational waves are ripples in...
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Precise to the nearest picometre

The ESA presented results from its LISA Pathfinder mission in Madrid today. The measuring instruments and control electronics developed for LISA Pathfinder by ETH...
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LIGO-India Gets Green Light

Following this month's announcement of the first observation of gravitational waves arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe, the Indian Cabinet,...
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New clues in the hunt for the sources of cosmic neutrinos

The sources of the high-energy cosmic neutrinos that are detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory buried in the Antarctic ice may be hidden from...
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After 100 years Einstein’s gravitational wave prediction proven

LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes