Astrophysics (index)

Nanohertz Gravitational Waves

(Nanohertz GWs)
(size of GWs that pulsar-timing observations might catch)

Nanohertz Gravitational Waves (Nanohertz GWs) are Gravitational Waves with a Frequency on the order of 10-9 Hertz. Speculated sources for this range include:

Pulsar timing arrays (e.g., NANOGrav) are sensitive to GWs in the range of 10-5 Hz to 10-10 Hz. Probably the nanohertz range is being investigated because the means of detection exists and is freely available.

(physics,relativity,gravitational waves)