On January 4, Nitz and his team detected gravitational waves for the third time in less than two years. The sound they observed is a result of two black holes colliding. Their finding was published this month in the journal Physical Review Letters.
"What's going on is the dawn of a new kind of astronomy," said Nitz."For several hundred years now, we have been able to study the universe by what we can see with our eyes, what we can detect of the light with our instruments. But that doesn't tell the whole story. If using a telescope is seeing with your eyes, what LIGO is able to do is allow us to hear the universe."