spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews


LIGO detects second gravitational wave
Posted: Tue, Jun 21, 2016, 9:32 AM ET (1332 GMT)
A gravitational wave observatory has detected a gravitational wave from colliding black holes for the second time, physicists said June 15. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detected the gravitational waves on Christmas Day last year, about three months after the LIGO facilities in Louisiana and Washington made their first gravitational wave find. The newer detection came from the collision of "garden variety" black holes 14 and 7.5 times the mass of the sun. Physicists said the second detection reassures them that LIGO, which completed upgrades last year to improve its sensitivity, should be able to routinely detect gravitational waves in the future.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Cassini mission ends with a plunge into Saturn's atmosphere
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 9:06 AM ET (1306 GMT)

ESA signs first Ariane 6 launch contract
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:54 AM ET (1254 GMT)

Soyuz launches new crew to the ISS
Posted: Sat, Sep 16 8:49 AM ET (1249 GMT)

news links
Wednesday, October 18
Mo Brooks Named Founding Member of New House NASA Caucus
Yellowhammer News — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)
Epic new Lego set honors the pioneering women of NASA and people are loving it
Atlanta Journal-Constitution — 8:03 pm ET (0003 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list