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June 15, 2016

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence

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February 18, 2016

The Right Place At The Right Spacetime

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February 11, 2016

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

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Research Highlights

Cosmic Collisions: Searching for Gravitational-wave Signatures


The violent collisions and mergers of neutron stars and black holes create distinct gravitational-wave signatures. For the first time, the LIGO and Virgo collaborations joined forces to search for gravitational waves from these cosmic events. Read more small arrow icon

Guiding Light: A Gravitational-Wave Search Based on Gamma-Ray Burst Observations

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The fantastic explosions known as gamma-ray bursts have been captured by several gamma-ray satellites. Some of these events might produce gravitational waves. LIGO and Virgo search for them just seconds before the satellite observations occurred. Read more small arrow icon

Seeking Messengers from the Early Universe

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Gravitational waves emitted shortly after the Big Bang carry unaltered information about the physical processes that generated them. A major milestone was achieved when LIGO's search resulted in new constraints on early universe models. Read more small arrow icon

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