Gravitational Waves

Showing of 1 - 20 from 43 results
Gravitational Waves - Total results - 43
Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data
science

Scientists detect 'resonant hum’ permeating the universe from gravitational wave data

Study authors suspect the low-frequency signal might be coming from gravitational waves, which serves an indicator of cosmic activity.

Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months
science

Gravitational waves from 39 cosmic events recorded by LIGO, VIRGO in the last six months

Some of the coalescing black holes could help scientists understand how black holes partner up before they collide.

Discovery of asymmetrical double neutron star system may have astronomical implications
science

Discovery of asymmetrical double neutron star system may have astronomical implications

The system is thought to be a precursor to ones like the double neutron star system that prompted the 2017 discovery of gravitational waves.

Gravitational wave discovery from a huge cosmic collision leaves astronomers wondering what hit them
science

Gravitational wave discovery from a huge cosmic collision leaves astronomers wondering what hit them

Heavier than 'any other pair of neutron stars ever observed,' astronomers aren't ruling out that the objects could be tiny black holes.

Pac-Man-like behaviour could explain how massive, spinning black holes merge
science

Pac-Man-like behaviour could explain how massive, spinning black holes merge

Researchers are hoping to find signs of large, spinning black holes that can help in the hunt for gravitational waves.

CERN travelling science exhibit comes to India: Here's when and where you can catch it
science

CERN travelling science exhibit comes to India: Here's when and where you can catch it

While in India, the CERN exhibit will be bilingual — in English and Hindi — for the benefit of the general public.

Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from
science

Gravitational waves have been detected, scientists unsure where they're from

Scientists think it might have originated from a neutron star merger 500 million light-years from Earth.

Gravitational ripples from neutron star falling into black hole picked up by LIGO
science

Gravitational ripples from neutron star falling into black hole picked up by LIGO

Neutron stars collide & a black hole eats up a neutron star, all in a day's work for science.

How a siege in 18th-century British-occupied Calcutta gave us the term 'black hole'
science

How a siege in 18th-century British-occupied Calcutta gave us the term 'black hole'

While Einstein is credited with its discovery, the term 'black hole' has an interesting origin story of its own.

Quacks and pseudoscientists at ISC 2019 thrash Newton, Einstein and Abdul Kalam
science

Quacks and pseudoscientists at ISC 2019 thrash Newton, Einstein and Abdul Kalam

Apparently, Kauravas were test tube babies & gravitational waves are actually 'Narendra Modi waves'.

New theory says build up of pain waves from dying animals can cause quakes: Geologists will laugh, but hypothesis holds weight
India

New theory says build up of pain waves from dying animals can cause quakes: Geologists will laugh, but hypothesis holds weight

The theory published in a book says that pain waves originating from animals being slaughtered can lead to a similar destructive outcome such as an earthquake.

'Hydraulic jump' observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally finds an explanation
science

'Hydraulic jump' observed by Leonardo da Vinci finally finds an explanation

The study eliminates gravity waves, proposing capillary waves as the force causing hydraulic jumps

Gravitational waves could quantify the rate at which our universe is expanding
science

Gravitational waves could quantify the rate at which our universe is expanding

Emitted gravitational waves could provide independent and precise measurement distance

Particle physics seems to have ceded the glamour and excitement of new discoveries to astrophysics
News & Analysis

Particle physics seems to have ceded the glamour and excitement of new discoveries to astrophysics

Astrophysicists recently announced the discovery of an ancient collection of stars 9,700 light years away from Earth with an age of 13.2 billion years

India should set up astronomical observatory in Antarctica says director of the IUCAA
News & Analysis

India should set up astronomical observatory in Antarctica says director of the IUCAA

The absence of water vapour and thin atmosphere of Antarctica make it an ideal place for astronomy, especially when observing IR and microwave radiations.

Supermassive black holes can decide when a star formation process should be
News & Analysis

Supermassive black holes can decide when a star formation process should be "switched off": Study

However, observational evidence of a connection between supermassive black holes and star formation has been lacking, until now.

The Observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars was the scientific 'breakthrough of the year'
News & Analysis

The Observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars was the scientific 'breakthrough of the year'

Gravitational waves from the event first arrived at the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in the US.

Here is how Indian telescope data helped solve the mystery of high-speed radiation jets emanating from colliding neutron stars
News & Analysis

Here is how Indian telescope data helped solve the mystery of high-speed radiation jets emanating from colliding neutron stars

When a pair of super-dense neutron stars collided in a kilonova explosion, bursts of bright flashes of gamma rays, short gamma-ray burst are expected.

LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments
News & Analysis

LIGO's detection of neutron star collision was followed up with observations by dozens of NASA's astronomical instruments

NASA's Fermi gamma ray telescope, Swift, Hubble, Chandra X ray telescope, Spitzer and several ground based observatories captured the event.

Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars
News & Analysis

Scientists announce first direct observation of gravitational waves from the merger of two neutron stars

Near-simultaneous detection of the gravitational waves and gamma rays indicate that gravitational waves travel at the speed of light.