06/15/2016 10:15:06
The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors.
02/24/2016 11:21:14
A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
02/19/2016 17:28:07
Lori Dajose
Carrie Nugent spoke at the 2016 TED conference about her work discovering, naming, and characterizing asteroids.
02/18/2016 14:37:55
Kathy Svitil
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.
02/18/2016 10:49:32
NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe—the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
02/18/2016 09:33:14
Kimm Fesenmaier
The events are free and designed to engage the public in astronomy and to give everyone an opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope.
02/11/2016 07:32:10
Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.
02/12/2016 09:35:39
Kimm Fesenmaier
The new assistant professor of astronomy discusses her passion for discovering and studying cosmic transients as well as her efforts to follow up on LIGO's detections of gravitational waves.
02/11/2016 07:30:04
Kathy Svitil
LIGO opens a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/05/2016 18:02:55
Lori Dajose
Jamie Bock has received the Joseph Weber Award for Astronomical Instrumentation.
01/27/2016 08:25:10
Adam Hadhazy
Caltech, JPL, and NIST researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective laser frequency comb, potentially simplifying measurements of the telltale "wobbles" from stars that reveal the presence and properties of planets around other stars.
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