Since gravitational waves are now on the tip of every astronomer’s tongue, today’s post looks back at a classic paper’s key result that is quintessential in the search for gravitational waves using pulsar timing arrays.
Today’s paper has exciting results from a proof-of-concept mission for a space-based gravitational wave observatory!
Now that gravitational waves have been directly detected, we can begin to use binary black hole mergers to probe strange consequences of strong-field general relativity. Today’s post examines the prospect of detecting an effect called gravitational-wave memory, and considers its potential for helping you get in shape for summer.
What can aLIGO tell us about the earliest stars? Read today’s astrobite to find out!
The dense environments in the center of globular clusters lead to an abundance of binary black hole mergers, potentially detectable by LIGO.
A century after Einstein’s prediction of gravitational waves, LIGO has observed these minuscule ripples in the fabric of spacetime. A new window to the Universe has opened.