Skip to main content

Gravitational Waves, If We Could See Them | Space Wallpaper

Gravitational Waves, If We Could See Them
This computer simulation shows what two merging black holes would look like — gravitational waves rippling away from the impact. (Image credit: NASA/C. Henze)

A calamitous impact in space, with no visible evidence: the crash and merging of two black holes. Although, as seen in this intriguing image, if we could see gravitational waves the event would reveal not only immense power but a stunning image. [Read more about gravitational waves.]

Join our Space Forums to keep talking space on the latest missions, night sky and more! And if you have a news tip, correction or comment, let us know at: community@space.com.

Space.com Staff
Space.com Staff

Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity's ongoing expansion across the final frontier. Originally founded in 1999, Space.com is, and always has been, the passion of writers and editors who are space fans and also trained journalists. Our current news team consists of Editor-in-Chief Tariq Malik; Editor Hanneke Weitering, Senior Space Writer Mike Wall; Senior Writer Meghan Bartels; Senior Writer Chelsea Gohd, Senior Writer Tereza Pultarova and Staff Writer Alexander Cox, focusing on e-commerce. Senior Producer Steve Spaleta oversees our space videos, with Diana Whitcroft as our Social Media Editor.