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


LIGO may have detected new type of gravitational wave
Posted: Sun, Aug 27, 2017, 10:16 AM ET (1416 GMT)
Rumors suggest scientists have detected a new kind of gravitational wave. Comments by astronomers in recent days are hinting at the discovery by the LIGO gravitational wave observatory of a gravitational wave event with an "optical counterpart," meaning that the event that created the wave could also been seen at visible wavelengths. This could be the case if the wave was created by the collision of neutron stars, prompting follow-up observations by other telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope. A LIGO spokesman declined to comment on the rumors, saying only that the the observatory would provide a "top-level update" after the current observing run ends Friday.
<<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
Friday, September 22


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