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Gravitational Wave Spiral Simulation: Werner Benger (AEI/ZIB)
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Press Releases & Feature Stories

With A Deadly Embrace, 'Spidery' Pulsars Consume Their Mates

02.20.2014
Learn how astronomers discovered PSR J1311-3430, a record-breaking black widow binary and the first of its kind discovered solely through gamma-ray observations.

Science Outreach Reaches In

07.23.2013
Some 60 scientists, researchers, interns and outreach personnel manned stations for the annual Science Jamboree at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., on July 16.

NASA-Led Study Explains Decades of Black Hole Observations

06.14.2013
A new study by astronomers at NASA, Johns Hopkins University and the Rochester Institute of Technology suspicions about how stellar-mass black holes produce their highest-energy light.

Simulations Uncover 'Flashy' Secrets of Merging Black Holes

09.27.2012
Scientists use simulations to investigate what kind of "flash" might be seen by telescopes when astronomers ultimately find gravitational signals from merging black holes.

NASA Pinning Down 'Here' Better Than Ever

02.23.2012
NASA is helping to lead an international effort to upgrade the four systems that supply crucial location information in pinpointing where "here" is.
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Laboratory News

Senior Review Results

05.21.2014
Congratulations to everyone who worked hard on the Senior Review proposals, and during the preceding 2 years to deliver great science results from our missions.

2013 Robert H. Goddard Awards for ASD

02.06.2014
Science (Individual and Team Recognition) Elizabeth Hays (661), Aki Roberge (667), Charles Bowers (667)
Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity (Individual and Team Recognition John Baker (663), Jane Rigby (665)
Mentoring (Individual and Team Recognition) The Balloon Experimental Twin Telescope for Infrared Interferometry (BETTII) Team - Stephen Rinehart (665)
Outreach (Individual and Team Recognition) Amber Straughn (665)
Robert H. Goddard Award of Merit (Individual Only) Alice Harding (663)
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Overview

The Gravitational Astrophysics Laboratory (Code 663) conducts a broad range of scientific investigations into astrophysical regimes dominated by extreme gravity. The laboratory provides the scientific and technical leadership to develop space-based gravitational wave observatories and includes a mix of theorists and experimentalists. Research encompasses a variety of areas, including numerical relativity, gravitational-wave sources and data analysis, mission formulation, theoretical modeling of high energy astrophysical sources, and precision metrology.

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Robin T Stebbins
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