Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Gravitational Waves Detected!!!

You've likely heard this by now but it's such an exciting discovery that I can't help but share it on this blog.  Last week astronomers announced the first detection of gravitational waves!!!  Gravitational waves are ripples in spacetime produced by an object with mass, that move outward as waves.  Gravitational waves are a prediction of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity in 1916, 100 years ago.  Until now, however, they have escaped our grasp in determines of a detection.  Today it was announced this has changed.

In addition to confirming Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, the detection of gravitational waves provides further evidence in support of the Big Bang Theory.  More experiments need to be done to confirm these results, but at the moment, they look very strong!  Awesome science in action!!!

Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves

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