CTA Prototype LST-1 Detects Very High-Energy Emission from the Crab Pulsar
June 22, 2020
The first prototype of the Large Size Telescope (LST) of the Cherenkov Telescope Network (CTA), the LST-1, has detected the Crab Pulsar, the neutron star at the centre of the Crab Nebula. This observation certifies the proper functioning of this telescope, which is currently in the commissioning phase.
GW190412: The merger of two black holes with unequal masses
April 12, 2020
The LIGO and Virgo Collaborations have observed gravitational waves produced by the inspiral and merger of two black holes. The signal, named GW190412, was produced by a coalescing BBH system with unequal masses, one component being more than 3 times heavier than the other one.
Virgo and LIGO join forces for a new year-long signal hunt
March 26, 2019
The Virgo and LIGO detectors are ready to start the new Observing run called O3, lasting a whole year. The hunt for gravitational waves is set to start on April 1st when the Virgo detector and the LIGO twin detectors will start to take data becoming together the most sensitive gravitational wave observatory to date
Final Agreements Signed for CTA's Southern Hemisphere Site in Chile
December 20, 2018
On 19 December 2018, the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTAO) and the European Southern Observatory (ESO) signed the final agreements needed for CTA’s southern hemisphere array to be hosted near ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile.