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New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes

New Gravitational Wave Detection From Colliding Black Holes

The LIGO and Virgo detectors in the United States and Europe identified gravitational waves emitted by the collision of two black holes 1.8 billion light years away. The location of the black holes in
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

The prize announcement at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, on Tuesday. The detection of gravitational waves was described as “a discovery that shook the world.”
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded to LIGO Black Hole Researchers

The prize announcement at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, on Tuesday. The detection of gravitational waves was described as “a discovery that shook the world.”
LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

LIGO Detects Fierce Collision of Neutron Stars for the First Time

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars from Aug. 17.
It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Is a Neutron Star Anyway?

It Was a Universe-Shaking Announcement. But What Is a Neutron Star Anyway?

An image captured by the Very Large Telescope in Chile shows light from a kilonova, or merging of two neutron stars, indicated by the red arrow, in the galaxy NGC 4993.
Out There: Magnetic Secrets of Mysterious Radio Bursts in a Faraway Galaxy

Out There: Magnetic Secrets of Mysterious Radio Bursts in a Faraway Galaxy

The Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, P.R., measured a mysterious pulse of energy known as a fast radio burst, suggesting that the pulses may be emitted by black holes or neutron stars.
Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes. His work led to a turning point in the history of modern physics.
Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes. His work led to a turning point in the history of modern physics.
Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

Stephen Hawking delivering a lecture in 2016. Among other breakthroughs, Dr. Hawking showed early in his career that there was a singularity at the beginning of time.
Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking Dies at 76; His Mind Roamed the Cosmos

Stephen Hawking became a leader in exploring gravity and the properties of black holes. His work led to a turning point in the history of modern physics.
Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

Stephen Hawking’s Beautiful Mind

Stephen Hawking delivering a lecture in 2016. Among other breakthroughs, Dr. Hawking showed early in his career that there was a singularity at the beginning of time.
At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings

At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings

The coffin of Stephen Hawking arriving at St Mary the Great Church in Cambridge, England.
At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings

At Stephen Hawking Funeral, Eddie Redmayne and Astronomer Royal Give Readings

The coffin of Stephen Hawking arriving at St Mary the Great Church in Cambridge, England.
Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

The SkyMapper Southern Sky Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia, where a team of astronomers discovered a black hole that’s 20 billion times the mass of the sun and eating the equivalent of a
Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

Trilobites: A Very Hungry Black Hole Is Found, Gorging on Stars

The SkyMapper Southern Sky Observatory near Coonabarabran, Australia, where a team of astronomers discovered a black hole that’s 20 billion times the mass of the sun and eating the equivalent of a
Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death

Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death

This phenomenon of two colliding galaxies, collectively known as Arp 299, is 150 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.
Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death

Trilobites: Black Hole Drags Star to Dusty Death

This phenomenon of two colliding galaxies, collectively known as Arp 299, is 150 million light years away in the constellation Ursa Major.