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Cover Story: Rock around the Cosmic Clock
Astronomers examine pulsar emissions for signs of gravitational waves, but now they believe that an asteroid may have affected the accuracy of one of these “cosmic clocks”.
Michio Kaku
Feature: Big Bang Theory
String theory inventor Michio Kaku talks to Australasian Science about the recent discovery of gravitational waves, the search for parallel universes and a unified theory of everything.
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Cover Story: On the Crest of a Gravity Wave
Gravitational wave detectors may soon provide a new way of viewing the universe, but Australia has passed up the chance to have one located here – for now at least.
A pulsar is the remnant core of a star that has undergone a supernova explosion.
Feature: Pulsars, Black Holes and Gravitational Waves
The SKA will be able to study thousands of pulsars in sufficient detail to detect gravity waves.
Browse: Tiny Detector for Gravitational Waves Expert Opinion: Scientists Detect Echoes of the Big Bang
Astronomers have found evidence that the Universe underwent a period of rapid inflation in the very first moments of its existence. If confirmed, the tell-tale signature of gravitational waves in the afterglow of the Big Bang will open a new chapter in astronomy, cosmology and physics.
Expert Opinion: Gravitational Waves Detected
Australian astronomers involved in the detection of gravitational waves discuss the significance of the discovery
Expert Opinion: Gravitational Waves Detected
Australian astronomers involved in the detection of gravitational waves discuss the significance of the discovery 100 years after Einstein predicted them.
Online Feature: First hints of gravitational waves in the Big Bang's afterglow
Scientists in the US have announced what they believe is the indirect detection of gravitational waves in the afterglow of the Big Bang.