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Researchers detect gravitational waves for a second time

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:36 AM

Researchers announce they have found the waves a second time in December produced by the collision of two black holes some 1 4 billion years ago

This illustration shows the merger of two black holes and the gravitational waves that ripple outward as the black holes spiral toward each other. LIGO/T. Pyle

Einstein's gravitational waves: a 100-year odyssey

Feb 14, 2016 - 11:08 AM

The elegance of Einstein s theory of gravity does not rely on computational power but rather on the elegance of its principles

PAST AND PRESENT. Scientist Holger Wittel sits in a control center next to a cardboard cutout of Albert Einstein at the GEO600 gravitational wave detector in Ruthe near Hanover, Germany, February 11, 2016. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed – at first

Feb 12, 2016 - 12:36 AM

When the signal finally got to the Earth on September 14 we knew within 3 minutes that our instruments had seen something really different

A undated handout graphic, made available February 11, 2016 by NASA / CALTECH-JPL, showing an artist's impression of gravitational waves generated by binary neutron stars. R. Hurt/Caltech-JPL/EPA

Scientists confirm existence of gravitational waves

Feb 11, 2016 - 11:34 PM

UPDATED Gravitational waves – ripples in space time that Albert Einstein have predicted in his general theory of relativity a century ago – have been officially detected in a landmark discovery for physics and astronomy

Artist's illustration of two black holes colliding. Image courtesy LIGO/Caltech

AS IT HAPPENS: Gravitational waves announcement

Feb 11, 2016 - 10:01 PM

UPDATED If gravitational waves have been spotted it would mark one of the biggest scientific discoveries of our time filling in a major gap in our understanding of how the universe was born

LIGO Hanford Observatory. Image courtesy Caltech/MIT/LIGO Laboratory

Gravitational waves: Why the fuss?

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:29 PM

What are gravitational waves and why should you care?

A picture shows a 3km-long arm part of the Virgo detector for gravitational waves located within the site of EGO, European Gravitational Observatory, on February 09, 2016 between Cascina and Pise. Claudio Giovannini/AFP