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Merger of neutron star may have led to birth of the lowest mass black hole ever found reveal NASA scientists
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Merger of neutron star may have led to birth of the lowest mass black hole ever found reveal NASA scientists

If it is indeed a black hole, astronomers expect it to continue to become fainter that has recently been observed as the shock wave weakens.

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

Despite India’s achievement in science, there still remains scope for further improvement in science and research
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Despite India’s achievement in science, there still remains scope for further improvement in science and research

Faculty from the premier institutes of sciences could be freed from routine administrative duties to devote more time for research.

Setting up a Ligo facility in India presents monumental engineering challenges for the country
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Setting up a Ligo facility in India presents monumental engineering challenges for the country

It’s been a year now since scientists at Caltech and MIT’s Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (Ligo) detected the first “chirp” of the aftermath of the collision of two black-holes

India's LIGO gravitational wave detector will be commissioned by 2024: Report
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India's LIGO gravitational wave detector will be commissioned by 2024: Report

The LIGO India project is likely to be commissioned in 2024 and its activities would require Indian universities churning out young researchers trained in the science to take up the mantle of exploration of the universe

Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born
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Space-based gravitational wave detectors may reveal how black holes are born

Two detections of gravitational waves caused by collisions between supermassive black holes should be possible each year using space-based instruments

India meets LIGO scientists in the US, signs MoU for setting up observatory in the country
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India meets LIGO scientists in the US, signs MoU for setting up observatory in the country

The MoU comes about a month after the Union Cabinet approved the construction of the long-awaited third LIGO interferometer.

India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'
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India to setup laboratory for studying gravitational waves: PM Modi in 'Mann Ki Baat'

The facility for studying gravitational waves, which will be called LIGO, will be the third of its kind in the world as well the first outside the US.

Union cabinet gives 'in principle approval' to establish LIGO, India's gravitational wave observatory
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Union cabinet gives 'in principle approval' to establish LIGO, India's gravitational wave observatory

The LIGO-India project will bring considerable opportunities in cutting-edge technology for the Indian industry.

China launches gravitational waves research project
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China launches gravitational waves research project

Tianqin, China's domestic gravitational wave research project initiated by the Sun Yat-sen University in July 2015, is awaiting governmental approval.

Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone
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Einstein's gravitational waves detected in scientific milestone

Scientists have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time hypothesized by Albert Einstein a century ago

New era for astrophysics: Scientists glimpse first evidence of Einstein's gravitational waves
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New era for astrophysics: Scientists glimpse first evidence of Einstein's gravitational waves

Gravitational waves are a measure of strain in space, an effect of the motion of large masses that stretches the fabric of space-time.