Data Releases for EventsThis page shows data for validated gravitational wave data surrounding confirmed discoveries, as well as data corresponding to important non-detections where detectable gravitational waves might plausibly have been expected, e.g., the data surrounding one or more gamma-ray bursts, supplying evidence for or against a scientific model.
Binary black hole (BBH) events in Advanced LIGO
Events from the O2 run2016 Nov 30 16:00 UTC to mid-2017 (TBD)
Events from the O1 run2015 Sep 12 0:00 UTC to 2016 Jan 19 16:00 UTC
Audio filesThe binary black hole merger events the LIGO has detected are in the audio band. The they can be converted to sound (.wav) files, so that you can hear them. (Of course, GWs are not sound, and they travel at the speed of light, not sound. However, many of us listen to music on the radio; radio waves arent's sound, and they travel at the speed of light as well; but our radios have no problem converting that to sound, as well).
Important Non-detections in Initial LIGO
Rapid Triggers from LIGO DataThe LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration currently started taking data in 2015, and we expect the sensitivity of the network to improve over time. Gravitational-wave transient candidates will be identified promptly upon acquisition of the data; we aim for distributing information with an initial latency of a few tens of minutes initially, possibly improving later.