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“Astrophysics”

Feb 11, 2016 10:35 AM ET // Irene Klotz
Detection of gravitational waves from colliding black holes has been confirmed, proving a critical Einstein theory.
Feb 10, 2016 08:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
What are they? Why are they important? Why should we care?
Feb 8, 2016 09:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Gravity waves, gravitational waves and primordial gravitational waves... what do they mean? Is there a difference?
Feb 8, 2016 01:58 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
More gravitational wave discovery rumors are flying, but this time they've taken a specific -- and, possibly, really exciting -- new twist.
Feb 3, 2016 02:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. for a fascinating Perimeter Institute public lecture on the physics and mysteries behind neutron stars.
Jan 16, 2016 02:53 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This massive black hole candidate may be of the 'intermediate-mass' variety, possibly tying up a perplexing astrophysical puzzle.
Jan 14, 2016 02:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A network of small, ground-based telescopes hunting the night-time skies for transient supernovas fished out a whopper -- a one-of-a-kind cosmic explosion that at its peak blasted out more light than 50 times all the stars in the Milky Way galaxy.
Jan 8, 2016 02:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers have discovered a rather odd discrepancy in the heart of a distant galaxy -- it contains two supermassive black holes, but one of those black holes is 'naked', with few stars surrounding it.
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