First direct detection of gravitational waves nearing success

The LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) is dedicating their second-generation gravitational-wave detectors (aLIGO) in a ceremony at the Hanford detector site on May 19.

Gravitational waves from early universe remain elusive

Despite earlier reports of a possible detection, joint data analysis by the European Space Agency's Planck space mission and ground-based experiment BICEP2 has found no conclusive evidence of gravitational waves from the birth of universe.

Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory
Scientists recant Big Bang gravitational wave theory

A new analysis has dynamited a much-hyped discovery of primordial "gravitational waves" from the dawn of time.

Scientists on quest to find hundreds of black holes in universe
Scientists on quest to find hundreds of black holes in universe

 Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery that might assist scientists to discover hundreds of black holes and unlock secrets of the universe.

New method may detect Einstein's gravitational waves
New method may detect Einstein's gravitational waves

Scientists have developed a new method that can detect gravitational waves - invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time proposed by Albert Einstein as part of his theory of general relativity.

Stephen Hawking wins bet over latest `Big Bang Theory` study

Stephen Hawking has revealed that he won a bet against Neil Turok over his Big Bang Theory.

Astronomers discover echoes from expansion after Big Bang

Astronomers have discovered ripples in the fabric of space-time that are echoes of the massive expansion of the universe that took place just after the Big Bang.

Black holes may have `hair`, say scientists

Black holes may be less simple and "clean" than how most theoretical model describe them, according to researchers.

Detecting gravitational waves comes closer to reality

Optical bench has now been further integrated into the core assembly of LISA Pathfinder`s core assembly.

New pulsar distance record may help detect elusive gravitational waves

An international team of scientists (ASTRON) have used the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) to set a new distance accuracy record, pegging a pulsar called PSR J2222-0137 at 871.4 light-years from Earth.

New method proposed to fill missing piece of Einstein`s theory

A new device proposed by scientists that would detect elusive gravity waves from the other end of the cosmos, may open a new window into the nature of the universe.

Outcast black holes live on the edge of our galaxy

As many as 2000 black holes kicked away from their homes are now living on the outskirts of our Milky Way galaxy, according to a new study.

Eclipsing white dwarf stars produce gravitational waves

A team of astronomers led by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin has tested Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity in a new regime using pair of burnt-out stars.

Pulsars can help detect gravitational waves

Pulsars are perhaps the most extraordinary physics laboratories in the Universe.

Scientists strain to `hear` gravitational waves

Researchers have brought the world one step closer to `hearing` gravitational waves predicted by Albert Einstein.