LIGO and Virgo make first detection of gravitational waves produced by colliding neutron stars
Press release • October 16, 2017
For the first time, scientists have directly detected gravitational waves — ripples in space and time — in addition to light from the spectacular collision of two neutron stars. This marks the first time that a cosmic event has been viewed in both gravitational waves and light.
LIGO Detects Gravitational Waves
Detection Portal • February 11, 2016
On September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC), the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA both measured ripples in the fabric of spacetime – gravitational waves – arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. The new Advanced LIGO detectors had just been brought into operation for their first observing run when the very clear and strong signal was captured.
New LIGO Documentary Videos Released
News Release • October 15, 2019
LIGO's Commissioning Break Commences
News Release • October 1, 2019
LIGO's Third Observing Run Started with a Bang!
News Release • August 12, 2019
LIGO Announces Commissioning Break
News Release • July 12, 2019
LIGO and Virgo Detect Neutron Star Smash-Ups
News Release • May 2, 2019