Volcano Eruption Helps Scientists Predict Weather and Climate Change
The atmospheric waves produced by the eruption of the Hunga Tonga volcano may help scientists predict future weather events.
Black Hole in Our Neighboring Galaxy Could Help Uncover Hidden Population
The method could help astronomers hunt for black holes much closer to home.
Massive, Colliding Black Holes May Expand Along With the Universe
The growth of massive merging black holes with masses over 40 times that of the sun could be linked with the accelerating expansion of the Universe in a "cosmological coupling."
'Tsunami' of Gravitational Waves From Violent Cosmic Events Detected
A member of the team who made the detection said the work represents a "major leap forward in our quest to unlock the secrets of the Universe's evolution."
Scientists Discover Explosive Process That Creates Massive Neutron Stars
Research has indicated that there is a hidden population of massive neutron stars lurking in our galaxy yet to be found.
Videos Show What a Black Hole Devouring a Neutron Star Might Look Like
Scientists have detected gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—from a collision between black holes and neutron stars for the first time.
'We Found a Massive Black Hole Collision That Has Never Been Seen Before
We detected a very unusual signal, it was more like a bang. The signal was at such a low frequency that we knew that if it were a binary black hole, it must be really massive.
A Black Hole Swallowing a Neutron Star May Have Been Observed by Scientists
Researchers detected gravitational waves—ripples in space-time—emanating from a cataclysmic event around 900 million light years away.
Record-breaking White Dwarf Stars Circle Each Other Every Seven Minutes
A team of astronomers has discovered the "fastest eclipsing white dwarf binary" star system in the known universe.
Huge Cosmic Explosions May Be More Common Than Thought
Researchers have identified a direct relative of the first source to emit gravitational waves and light simultaneously.
Gravity Isn't Leaking Into Other Space Dimensions
Scientists have used gravitational waves to rule out popular theory explaining one of the universe's mysteries.
Colliding Wormholes May Be Causing Gravitational Waves
If proven correct, the theory could revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos.
Neutron Star Collision Probably Created a Black Hole
Last year's collision was the first in which scientists could actually see what was happening during and after the collision.
Is This the Sound of Black Holes Colliding?
It might surprise you.
Alien Civilizations Would Be Shaped By Nearby Collision
The same heavy elements that boost our economy could boost theirs.
A Brief History of My Friend Stephen Hawking
Millions have had their cosmic horizons widened by his best-selling books; and even more, around the world, have been inspired by a unique example of achievement against all the odds.
Can AI Help Unravel the Secrets of Black Holes?
It's not just about the detectors picking up a signal—scientists also have to realize it's there soon enough to enlist colleagues in the investigation.
2018 Could See New Gravitational Wave Signals
"Now that we're in the business of finding things, we can say, well, soon we'll know."
NASA Took Our Breath Away in 2017
From revelations into Jupiter's Great Red Spot to a dazzling solar eclipse to an alien solar system with eight planets, 2017 was packed with space discoveries.
Scientists Measure Size of Superdense Neutron Star
One of the stars that collided had to have been at least 6.6 miles across—absolutely tiny compared to our sun.
Massive Black Holes Will Be Seen Colliding In 10 Years
They'e even predicting where the event is most likely to occur.
Timing Was Everything for New LIGO Discovery
"We all thought, 'Oh, it's just for fun, we're not going to detect anything more.'"
LIGO Found a New Type of Gravitational Wave
It's a truly ground-breaking discovery.
Watch LIGO Announce Its Newest Discovery Live Online
Scientists from across the globe will reveal their findings during a press conference starting at 10am ET.
Scientists to Make Mystery Astronomical Announcement
Simultaneous press conferences to unveil the findings will be held on October 16 in Germany, the U.S. and the U.K.
Gravitational Wave Scientists Win Physics Nobel Prize
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne win for "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
Gravitational Waves Discovered for Fourth Time
Network of detectors in U.S. and Europe was used to zoom in on the source of gravitational waves.
Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes Seen for First Time
Scientists' observations could help us understand what could happen to our own galaxy in the future.
LIGO Detects Most Ancient Gravitational Waves to Date
The ripples in space-time were first predicted by Einstein more than 100 years ago.
Gravitational Waves to Reveal Extra Dimensions in Space
Discovering extra dimensions would help solve many of the universe's biggest mysteries, like why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.