Gamma-ray telescopes may help scientists catch more gravitational waves

Gamma-ray telescopes may help scientists catch more gravitational waves

Telescopes that observe the universe in the most energetic form of light may help scientists detect the “fingerprints” of gravitational waves, new research reveals.

Gravitational waves form when massive objects such as black holes collide, creating ripples in space-time that wash over Earth. Although current gravitational wave observatories, such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Virgo interferometer, can detect the violent collisions that result in gravitational waves, these observatories can see only one of those events at a time, often months apart.

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