Author Archives: Nicolas Arnaud

GW170608: LIGO and Virgo announce the detection of a black hole binary merger from June 8, 2017

GW170608: another binary black hole merger Scientists searching for gravitational waves have confirmed yet another detection from their fruitful observing run earlier this year. Dubbed GW170608, the latest discovery was produced by the merger of two relatively light black holes, 7 and 12 times the mass of the sun, at a distance of about a […]

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LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars

Discovery marks first cosmic event observed in both gravitational waves and light. See and for more information. 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 […]

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LIGO-Virgo scientists to discuss new developments in gravitational-wave astronomy

*** MEDIA ADVISORY *** Issued jointly by the LIGO Laboratory, LIGO Scientific Collaboration, National Science Foundation, and Virgo Collaboration Scientists representing LIGO, Virgo, and some 70 observatories will reveal new details and discoveries made in the ongoing search for gravitational waves. WHAT: Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together […]

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