Up until the first confirmed gravitational wave (GW) direct detection by LIGO/Virgo in 2015, researchers have relied almost exclusively on electromagnetic (EM) radiation (i.e. light) to study our universe. These ‘messengers’ carry different but complementary information, pioneering the growing field of multi-messenger astronomy.
How Gravity Works Hi, I’m Rachel. The Astronomer at the Space Centre. Just old enough to walk, I vividly remember sitting on my brother’s toy fire truck, honking the horn and generally just having the time of my life; that is, until my brother came along, shoved me off, and I went tumbling to the…