Tag Archives: Neutron Stars

Neutron Star Collision detected by LIGO and Virgo for First Time. It shows Origin of Gold

For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves—ripples in space and time—in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light. The discovery was made using the U.S.-based LIGO, the Europe-based Virgo detector;… Read More »

Gamma-Ray Bursts: Crash Course Astronomy #40

Sometimes in science, the story of HOW we learned something is just as cool as what we learned. In the case of gamma-ray bursts, it’s kinda hard to beat the awesomeness of what they are. But of all the plotlines in astronomy, their origin story comes the closest. It begins, quite literally, in the grip… Read More »

A Black Hole Merger Every Week? LIGO And Virgo Are Back!

Notice that you haven’t been hearing much about black holes crashing into each other recently? That’s because the world’s most sensitive gravitational wave hunters have been offline for the last year. Well, they’re back now, with enough upgrades that they should be capable of finding a black hole merger every week, not to mention more… Read More »

Gravitational Waves: A New Era of Astronomy Begins

English World Science Festival(Gravitational Waves) Applause Thank you. Thank you. Appreciate that thank you, I am Brian Green co-founder with Tracy and I also want to welcome you to day four of the 2016 world science festival. The program tonight on gravitational waves its a timely program I trust you all heard the announcement on… Read More »

The Most Dangerous Stuff in the Universe – Strange Stars Explained

Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. Neutron stars are the densest things that are not black holes. In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: In their cores, we might find the most dangerous substance in existence: strange matter᠎. A bizarre thing so extreme that it… Read More »