This week’s science news: Gravitational waves and a winged Medusa medal

This week's science news: Gravitational waves and a winged Medusa medal

Space seems to be the place for science news, with many amazing discoveries from the cosmic realm captivating us all this week. The main headlines were the groundbreaking discovery of gravitational waves reverberating in the cosmic backgroundand the first map of the Milky Way made with matter, not light, by tracing the galactic origin of … Read more

Giant gravitational waves: why scientists are excited

An artist's interpretation of a pair of supermassive black holes emitting gravitational waves.

The collision of two supermassive block holes emits a gravitational wave in this artist’s illustration.Credit: Aurore Simonnet for the NANOGrav Collaboration On 29 June, four separate groups of scientists made the announcement1–4 that promises to shake up astrophysics: they found strong hints of long gravitational waves biasing the Galaxy. Gravitational waves are ripples in the … Read more

Scientists detect shock waves from colliding galaxies – BBC News

Scientists detect shock waves from colliding galaxies - BBC News

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent 37 minutes ago image source, EPTA/Steliios Thoukidides photo caption, Artist’s impression: The supermassive black holes at the center of each galaxy orbit each other, sending gravitational shock waves throughout the Universe Scientists have captured shock waves from the orbit of supermassive black holes at the center of distant galaxies as … Read more