For the First Time, Astronomers Have Linked a Mysterious Fast Radio Burst With Gravitational Waves

Two colliding neutron stars – each the super-dense core of an exploded star – produced a burst of gravitational waves when they merged into a “supramassive” neutron star. (Image: ASKAP. CSIRO)

What are Gravitational Waves?

Gravitational waves produced by two orbiting black hole.

3D visualisation of gravitational waves produced by two orbiting black holes. (Image: Henze via NASA)

The Rare Merger of Unrelated Black Holes

Two merging black holes.

The data from gravitational ripple observatories showed a merger of two black holes that came far away in space from each other. (Image: Alexandr Yurtchenko via Dreamstime)

Gravitational Wave Mirror Experiments Can Evolve Into Quantum Entities

Quantum physics equation.

Quantum physical experiments exploring the motion of macroscopic or heavy bodies under gravitational forces require protection from any environmental noise and highly efficient sensing. (Image: via Pixabay)

Scientists Detect a ‘Tsunami’ of Gravitational Waves

Two black holes merging into one.

Two black holes merge to become one. (Image: via NASA)

Scientist Lays Out How LIGO Gravitational Waves Could Be Scrambled, Yielding Information

A black hole.

Almost everything fits, but there’s a fly in the cosmic ointment, a particle of sand in the infinite sandwich. (Image: WikiImages via Pixabay)

New Gravitational-Wave Model Can Bring Neutron Stars Into Even Sharper Focus

Binary neutron star.

The results from a numerical relativity simulation of two merging neutron stars similar to GW170817. (Image: University of Birmingham)

LIGO Observatory Secures $34.5 Million Funding for Crucial Upgrades

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made history in 2015 when it detected gravitational waves for the first time. (Image: Screenshot via YouTube)

How Fast Is Our Universe Expanding? Gravitational Waves May Hold the Answer

A neutron star merging with a black hole.

Numerical simulation of the last instances of a neutron star and black hole merger, as the neutron star is destroyed by the tidal pull of the black hole (at the center of the disk). (Image: via A. Tonita, L. Rezzolla, F. Pannarale)