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Physicist Proposes a Testable Theory Stating that Information has Mass and could Account for Universe‘s Dark Matter

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The idea that energy and mass are equivalent has been around ever since Einstein’s theory of special relativity…
Artist's impression of the binary neutron star merger observed by LIGO Livingston on April 25, 2019. Image credit: National Science Foundation/LIGO/Sonoma State University/A. Simonnet
LIGO-Virgo Network Catches Another Neutron Star Collision

January 7, 2020

On April 25, 2019, the LIGO Livingston Observatory picked up what appeared to be gravitational ripples from a…
Reconstructing One of the Universe’s Most Explosive Events

December 13, 2019

Neutron star merger studied by Berkeley Lab, UC Berkeley researchers Scientists are getting better at modeling the complex…
LIGO Will Squeeze Light To Overcome The Quantum Noise Of Empty Space

December 6, 2019

When two black holes merge, they release a tremendous amount of energy. When LIGO detected the first black…
Observing a “Cosmic Symphony” Using Gravitational Wave Astronomy

November 20, 2019

Shrouded in mystery since their discovery, the phenomenon of black holes continues to be one of the most…
Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

November 6, 2019

Black holes are an important part of how astrophysicists make sense of the universe – so important that…
KAGRA to Join LIGO and Virgo in Hunt for Gravitational Waves

October 7, 2019

Japan’s Kamioka Gravitational-wave Detector (KAGRA) will soon team up with the National Science Foundation’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory…
First ‘Overtones’ Heard in the Ringing of a Black Hole

September 12, 2019

When two black holes collide, they merge into one bigger black hole and ring like a struck bell,…
Hubble Has Looked at the 2017 Kilonova Explosion Almost a Dozen Times, Watching it Slowly Fade Away

September 12, 2019

In 2017, LIGO (Laser-Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) and Virgo detected gravitational waves coming from the merger of two…
Gravitational Wave Detectors Might be Able to Detect Dark Matter Particles Colliding With Their Mirrors

September 10, 2019

The field of astronomy has been revolutionized thanks to the first-ever detection of gravitational waves (GWs). Since the…
Have scientists observed a black hole swallowing a neutron star?

May 7, 2019

Within weeks of switching their machines back on to scour the sky for more sources of gravitational waves,…
LIGO and Virgo Resume Search for Ripples in Space and Time

March 29, 2019

The National Science Foundation’s LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory) is set to resume its hunt for gravitational waves—ripples…
LIGO Just Got a Big Upgrade, Will Begin Searching for Gravitational Waves Again on April 1st

March 21, 2019

In February of 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) made history by announcing the first-ever…
Better ‘hearing aids’ to listen to the Universe

January 28, 2019

The world’s most sensitive science experiment may be about to get even better, with the UK allocating funds…
Catalog of Cosmic Cataclysms Helps Establish Gravitational Wave Astronomy

December 7, 2018

In February 2016, astronomers shook the scientific world with the announcement that they had observed gravitational waves from…
Superfast Jet of Material Blasted Out From Last Year Neutron Star Merger

September 13, 2018

In August of 2017, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected waves that were believed to be caused…
Superfast Jet Observed Streaming Away from Stellar Collision

September 10, 2018

Using a collection of National Science Foundation radio telescopes, researchers have confirmed that a narrow jet of material…
Okay, Last Year’s Kilonova Did Probably Create a Black Hole

June 5, 2018

In August of 2017, another major breakthrough occurred when the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected waves that…
Two Neutron Stars + Gravitational Waves = A Black Hole

June 1, 2018

A colleague of mine at MIT once said that the minute the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO)…
Dense Star Clusters Could be the Places Where Black Hole Mergers are Common

April 13, 2018

In February of 2016, scientists working for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made history when they announced…
Here’s Something Strange, the Afterglow From Last Year’s Kilonova is Continuing to Brighten

January 22, 2018

In August of 2017, a major breakthrough occurred when scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected…
illustration of two merging neutron stars
Astronomers Set the Limit for Just How Massive Neutron Stars Can Be

January 19, 2018

In February of 2016, scientists working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made history when they announced…
The Gaia Mission Could Moonlight as a Gravitational Wave Detector

January 6, 2018

In February of 2016, scientists working for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) made the first-ever detection of…
Kilonova Neutron Star Collision Probably Left Behind a Black Hole

December 20, 2017

In February of 2016, scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first-ever detection of gravitational…
Star Mergers: A New Test of Gravity, Dark Energy Theories

December 18, 2017

When scientists recorded a rippling in space-time, followed within two seconds by an associated burst of light observed…
Public to join the hunt for Einstein’s gravitational waves

November 27, 2017

A brand new citizen science project led by Cardiff University, in partnership with Las Cumbres Observatory (LCO), will…
LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

October 17, 2017

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space-time — in addition to…
Stars collide, and scientists help track another cosmic first

October 17, 2017

An epic collision that likely spewed platinum and gold into space and shook the very fabric of the…
Scientists Decode the Origin of Universe’s Heavy Elements in the Light from a Neutron Star Merger

October 16, 2017

Sometimes – even in matters of science – you have to be lucky. On Aug. 17, scientists around the globe…
How Berkeley Lab Software Helped Lead to the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

October 11, 2017

On September 14, 2015, LIGO instruments detected gravitational waves for the first time. This detection confirms a major prediction of Albert…
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