Neutron Stars

'Routine' detection of space ripples

<b>Gravitational waves have been picked up from another black hole merger.</b><p>It is the fifth time such an event has been validated, and the sixth occasion overall that ripples in space-time have been detected from far-off phenomena.<p>The LIGO-VIRGO collaboration, whose laser labs sense the waves, issued …

Astrophysics

Detecting gravitational waves from supermassive black hole collisions using pulsars

After five detections over the last few years, gravitational waves are in danger of becoming boring news. But it's worth keeping in mind just how …

Astrophysics

Can Scientists Figure Out Where Colliding Black Holes Come From?

When distant black holes (or neutron stars) collide, there’s a lot scientists can tell from the way they send gravitational waves rippling through …

Science

Astronomical event inspires Chinese scientists to launch groundbreaking project

This handout image obtained from the European Southern Observatory on October 16, 2017 is a composite showing images of the galaxy NGC 4993 from …

News (China)

Researchers model Coulomb crystals to understand star evolution

Matter in the cores of old white dwarfs and the crusts of neutron stars is compressed to unimaginable densities by intense gravitational forces. The …

Chemistry

This Futuristic Sheet of Paper Turns into A Flashlight

01:06<p>This Week in Pioneering<p>04:28<p>Is The iPhone X The Last Blockbuster Smartphone?<p>03:29<p>Iphone X’s Facial Scanning: What Are The Unintended Risks?<p>01:58<p>Not Feeling So Great? It Could Be Because of This Seemingly Harmless Bacteria<p>02:56<p>An Alien Object Was Recently Detected in Our Solar System<p>01:10<p>This …

Machine Learning

Ask Ethan: Why Did Light Arrive 1.7 Seconds After Gravitational Waves In The Neutron Star Merger?

With a journey of 130 million light years, both signals should move at the speed of light. So why did one get here first?<p>On August 17, after a …

Astrophysics

Squishy or Solid? A Neutron Star’s Insides Open to Debate

The alerts started in the early morning of Aug. 17. Gravitational waves produced by the wreck of two neutron stars—dense cores of dead stars—had …

Physics

Nearby neutron star collision could cause calamity on Earth

Here’s the possibilities that we might expect from merging black holes, colliding neutron stars or supernovae<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far away — NGC 4993, to be exact — two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years spent slowly circling each other, in …

Liberal View

The Most Powerful Magnets in the Universe Are Collapsed Stars

Magnetars may sound like a type of Pokemon, but they're actually an incredibly powerful natural force.

Universe

Your Bedroom on Mars Will Look a Lot Different

Forget about your big bed — and that comfy recliner.<p>Another designer, London-based Christine Lew, created a collection of products like a spacesuit you can shower in and a vacuum-suction bathrobe. These weren’t intended to be commercial products but rather “speculative” objects to get people to …

Science

Keep up the out-of-this-world coverage

Thanks to The Post for covering news that transcends political gibberish. Namely, “Stars collide, bringing forth a new era of astrophysics” [front page, Oct. 17], the scintillating article on astrophysics that showed proof of Albert Einstein’s thesis that matter can be created out of energy. …

Opinion

Is The iPhone X The Last Blockbuster Smartphone?

03:29<p>Iphone X’s Facial Scanning: What Are The Unintended Risks?<p>01:58<p>Not Feeling So Great? It Could Be Because of This Seemingly Harmless Bacteria<p>02:56<p>An Alien Object Was Recently Detected in Our Solar System<p>01:10<p>This Smart Table-Top Garden Could Change The Way We Grow Herbs<p>01:12<p>This Ramen Fork Can …

IPhone X

Neutron star merger confirms decades of predictions

On Aug. 17, the Laser Interferometry Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected the fifth fingerprint of a massive disturbance in spacetime since …

Physics

Intergalactic Gold Rush?

Astronomers recently announced that they had seen and heard a pair of neutron stars collide, giving scientists a glimpse of the violent process by …

Conservative View

A Nearby Neutron Star Collision Could Cause Calamity on Earth

A long time ago in a galaxy far away—NGC 4993, to be exact—two neutron stars collided and created a spectacular light show.<p>After billions of years …

Astrophysics

This Smart Table-Top Garden Could Change The Way We Grow Herbs

Behind The Wheel of One of The Fastest Cars in The World<p>06:19<p>Driverless Shuttle Hit by Truck on First Outing<p>00:55<p>Predictive Texting: How Your Phone’s Keyboard Figures Out What You Might Type Next<p>02:13<p>Mysterious Void Detected Inside Giza’s Great Pyramid<p>01:10<p>This Futuristic Sheet of Paper Turns into …

Machine Learning

Space-Based Junk Science - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

This past two weeks, a trend kept occurring in the US media where reporters were excitedly revealing what they believed to be the absolute latest …

Opinion

From Stone Dolls to Holograms: How Toys Have Evolved Over 5000 Years

Is The iPhone X The Last Blockbuster Smartphone?<p>03:29<p>Iphone X’s Facial Scanning: What Are The Unintended Risks?<p>01:58<p>Not Feeling So Great? It Could Be Because of This Seemingly Harmless Bacteria<p>02:56<p>An Alien Object Was Recently Detected in Our Solar System<p>01:10<p>This Smart Table-Top Garden Could …

Physics

This Futuristic Bike Has Spokeless Wheels

NASA Releases Stunning New Images of Jupiter<p>01:23<p>Behind The Wheel of One of The Fastest Cars in The World<p>06:19<p>Driverless Shuttle Hit by Truck on First Outing<p>00:55<p>Predictive Texting: How Your Phone’s Keyboard Figures Out What You Might Type Next<p>02:13<p>Mysterious Void Detected Inside Giza’s Great …

Machine Learning

Stars align for UVic student, gets glimpse of cosmic collision

The celestial observation in August of two neutron stars colliding and merging the first such event ever seen and recorded on Earth, has left one …

Universe

Gravitational waves - it's all relative

After releasing his space-warping theory of general relativity in 1915, Albert Einstein predicted massive objects created ripples in space and time …

Physics

Stars align for UVic student, resulting in a cosmic thrill | The Province

VICTORIA — The celestial observation in August of two neutron stars colliding and merging the first such event ever seen and recorded on Earth, has …

Canadian News

How the universe creates gold

Finally, scientists know how the universe makes gold. They’ve seen it created in the cosmic fire of 2 colliding stars via the gravitational wave they …

Science

Colliding neutron stars apply kiss of death to theories of gravity | Ars Technica

Primary alternative to dark matter can't deal with gravitational waves' speed.<p>Theoreticians claim to love data. Data is the thing that allows them to …

Dark Matter

Cosmic alchemy: Colliding neutron stars show us how the universe creates gold

For thousands of years, humans have searched for a way to turn matter into gold. Ancient alchemists considered this precious metal to be the highest …

Physics

Science Cafe: Gravitational Waves: Ripples in Space-Time Programs and Events Calendar

Artist’s illustration of two merging neutron stars. The rippling space-time grid represents gravitational waves that travel out from the collision, …

Astrophysics

Space Photos of the Week: 130 Million Light Years Away, Two Neutron Stars Collide

This week space is all about the kilonova. For the first time in human history and modern science, researchers have detected gravitational waves …

Space

When stars collide in space

Cosmic Collision<p>In historic observation, astronomers detect colliding neutron stars for the first time<p>An international research collaboration, …

Astrophysics

Lab notes: neutron stars collide; sexism and syphilis – the week in science

This week’s biggest stories<p>A new frontier for science opened on Monday, when astronomers around the world witnessed neutron stars colliding – and resolved the debate about where gold and platinum come from. The extraordinary event, first picked up by the US-based observatory Ligo, in which the two …

Scientific Research