Despite the planet’s seeming standstill, graduate students continue to use LIGO to identify astrophysical events.
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Study suggests the rare objects likely came from an early planetesimal with a magnetic core.
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A colliding star may have triggered the drastic transformation.
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“Light squeezer” reduces quantum noise in lasers, could enhance quantum computing and gravitational-wave detection.
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Study shows LIGO’s 40-kilogram mirrors can move in response to tiny quantum effects, revealing the “spooky popcorn of the universe.”
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Neptune-sized planet may be remnant core of a much larger planet.
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Signal from 500 million light years away is the first periodic pattern of radio bursts detected.
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Danielle Frostig, a physics graduate student, is developing an instrument to study how the heaviest elements in the universe are produced.
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Discovery made through the Disk Detective project could help the search for new planets.
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MIT scientists identify first magmas generated in solar system’s building blocks, unexpectedly answering questions about meteorites and formation of rocky planets.
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