Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions
September 16, 2018
Entertainment

Gravitational Waves Provide New Information About Extra Dimensions

Gravitational waves are disturbances in the fabric of spacetime. It takes massive, cataclysmic events to make waves large enough for us to detect. Last year’s discovery of gravitational waves coming from two colliding neutron stars was groundbreaking. Prof. Daniel Holz said, “This is the very first time we’ve been...

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This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide
November 27, 2017
Entertainment

This is what Happens when Black Holes Collide

So, a black hole is a collapsed core of a very big star. Their gravity is so strong, as we know, even light can’t escape. However, black holes can collide. In the early 20th century, Einstein predicted that gravity is a distortion of spacetime. He also predicted that massive objects moving through spacetime should...

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Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves
October 16, 2017
News

Neutron Star Collision Led to a Rumble of Gravitational Waves

Scientists have detected ripples in the fabric of space and time from a neutron star collision. They call those ripples gravitational waves. Two neutron stars, each small as a city but heavier than the sun, collided, thus forming a black hole. This powerful event in space threw gravitational waves and light toward our planet....

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LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision
June 03, 2017
Galaxy

LIGO Detects A Third Black Hole Collision

Scientists have detected a black hole collision. It lies some 3 billion light-years away, much farther than the previous two discoveries. This is the third time since 2015 that these space-time vibrations known as gravitational waves from the merger of a pair of giant black holes has been observed via an instrument called...

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