The Future of Gravitational Waves

Find out how gravitational waves are allowing us to unlock the secrets behind black hole formation and growth.

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First Detection of Gravitational Waves

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On September 14th, 2015 LIGO announced the first detection of a gravitational wave. This was hailed at the time as the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy. However that’s only true if the we ever detect another gravitational wave. Now we have. On December 26th LIGO again observed the merger of two different black holes.
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