Universe  ID: 14358

Hubble Science: Gravitational Waves: Ripples In Space-Time

Gravitational waves are invisible ripples in the fabric of space-time. They are caused by some of the most violent and energetic events in the universe.

These include colliding black holes, collapsing stellar cores, merging neutron stars or white dwarf stars, the wobble of neutron stars that are not perfect spheres and possibly even the remnants of gravitational radiation created by the birth of the universe.

In this video, Dr. Padi Boyd explains gravitational waves and how important Hubble is to exploring the mysteries of the universe.

For more information, visit https://nasa.gov/hubble.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Producer & Director: James Leigh

Editor: Lucy Lund

Director of Photography: James Ball

Additional Editing & Photography: Matthew Duncan

Executive Producers: James Leigh & Matthew Duncan

Production & Post: Origin Films

Video Credit:
Hubble Space Telescope Animation
Credit: M. Kornmesser (ESA/Hubble)

Hubble Space Telescope Animation
Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen), A. Fujii, Robert Gendler, Digitized Sky Survey 2, Panther Observatory, Steve Cannistra, Michael Pierce, Robert Berrington (Indiana University), Nigel Sharp, Mark Hanna (NOAO)/WIYN/NSF.

LIGO Interferometer Illustration
Credit: LIGO/T. Pyle

Gravitational Wave Animation
Credit: NASA GSFC Conceptual Image Lab

Kilonova Animation
Credit: NASA GSFC Conceptual Image Lab

Ripples In Space Time Animation
Credit: LIGO/T. Pyle

LIGO Hanford Aerial & Interior
Credit: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab

Music Credit:
“Alpha and Omega” by Laurent Parisi [SACEM] via KTSA Publishing [SACEM] and Universal Production Music

“Cosmic Call” by Immersive Music (Via Shutterstock Music)




James Leigh (Origin Films): Lead Producer
Paul Morris (KBR Wyle Services, LLC): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
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