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JPL News: Pulsar Web Could Detect Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves
02/24/2016

JPL News: Pulsar Web Could Detect Low-Frequency Gravitational Waves

A new study from the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) has shown that low-frequency gravitational waves could soon be detectable by existing radio telescopes.
Caltech Asteroid Hunter Gives TED Talk
02/19/2016

Caltech Asteroid Hunter Gives TED Talk

Lorinda Dajose
Carrie Nugent spoke at the 2016 TED conference about her work discovering, naming, and characterizing asteroids.
LIGO-India Gets Green Light
02/18/2016

LIGO-India Gets Green Light

Kathy Svitil
The Indian Cabinet has granted in-principle approval to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in India (LIGO-India) Project. The project will build an Advanced LIGO Observatory in India, a move that will significantly improve the ability of scientists to pinpoint the sources of gravitational waves and analyze the signals.
A New, Wider Set of Eyes on the Universe
02/18/2016

A New, Wider Set of Eyes on the Universe

NASA is formally starting an astrophysics mission designed to help unlock the secrets of the universe—the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST).
New Public Stargazing and Lecture Series
02/18/2016

New Public Stargazing and Lecture Series

Kimm Fesenmaier
The events are free and designed to engage the public in astronomy and to give everyone an opportunity to view the night sky through a telescope.
A Brief History of LIGO
02/16/2016

A Brief History of LIGO

Kip Thorne and Rai Weiss
Written by Kip Thorne and Rai Weiss, February 2016
aerial photo of the LIGO facility in Livingston, Lousiana
Considering the Future
02/16/2016

Considering the Future

On February 26, some of the nation's leading scientists and researchers—including five Nobel laureates and members of all three National Academies—will gather at Caltech to discuss some of the most perplexing questions facing humanity.
Hunting for Ephemeral Cosmic Flashes
02/12/2016

Hunting for Ephemeral Cosmic Flashes

Kimm Fesenmaier
The new assistant professor of astronomy discusses her passion for discovering and studying cosmic transients as well as her efforts to follow up on LIGO's detections of gravitational waves.
LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
02/11/2016

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.

LIGO has opened a new window on the universe with the observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes.
artist's conception of the merger of two black holes
LIGO's Beginnings
02/11/2016

LIGO's Beginnings

Douglas Smith
Built to look for gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space itself that were predicted by Einstein in 1915, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is the most ambitious project ever funded by the National Science Foundation. We talk to two Caltech researchers to learn about how LIGO came to be.