“Eavesdropping on the Quantum Universe” –Amazing New Technology

 

Neutron Stars Merging

 

Since the historic finding of gravitational waves from two black holes colliding over a billion light years away was made in 2015, physicists are advancing knowledge about the limits on the precision of the measurements that will help improve the next generation of LIGO tools and technology used by gravitational wave scientists.

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New Mystery Black-Hole Object Detected –“80 Times Larger than the Sun”

 

“It could have been a neutron star that collapsed to a black hole after some time or turned immediately into a black hole,” said Karl Wette, at Australia National University and a member of Center of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery. Scientists were not sure what was formed from the neutron-star merger that was detected in August last year. “Our new project will help to provide critical information about what we get from the merger of two neutron stars.”

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“Galactic Motherload” –Gigantic Kilonova Eruptions Seed the Universe With Silver, Gold and Platinum

 

 

On October 16, 2017, an international group of astronomers and physicists excitedly reported the first simultaneous detection of light and gravitational waves from the same source–a merger of two neutron stars. Now, a team that includes several University of Maryland astronomers has identified a direct relative of that historic event.

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“Black Holes Don’t Exist” –‘Ripples of Space-time Were Created by Wormholes (Today’s Most Popular)

 

The confirmation of echoes in the LIGO or Virgo signals would be a practically irrefutable proof that astrophysical black holes don’t exist. Time will tell if these wormhole echoes exist or not. “If the result were positive, it would be one of the greatest discoveries in the history of physics,” said Pablo Bueno with KU Leuven University (Belgium).

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Giant Space Observatories Will Unlock the Secrets of the Cosmos –“But Global Competition Intensifies”

 

Astronomy has never been so exciting. Earth-like planets have been found orbiting other stars. Cosmologists are quantifying mysterious forces of ‘dark matter’ and ‘dark energy’. Completely new windows have been opened onto the cosmos thanks to facilities such as the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), in the states of Washington and Louisiana.

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