Archive for February, 2016

Gravitational waves detected

By grigoris | Filed in Astronomy

Today (February 11, 2016), Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the first-ever detection of gravitational waves [1], opening a new era in Astronomy. The signal recorded by LIGO on September 14, 2015, is consistent with a black-hole merger of 36 and 29 solar masses – resulting in a black hole of 62 solar masses. The […]