THE DISCOVERY OF GRAVITATIONAL WAVES

"Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago, now scientists confirmed the detection of gravitational waves."

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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago, now scientists confirmed the detection of gravitational waves.

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time created by the movement of mass.

Researchers working with the recently upgraded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) a set of two identical observatories located in Washington and Louisiana.

Revealed that they have directly seen the ripples in space-time, which are known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago.

This means two black holes collided some 1300,000,000 years ago creating gravitational waves. 1.3 billion years ago. Scientists just discovered the waves of past events. Gravitational waves can tell a lot about the history of our universe.

This discovery comes 100 years after Einstein first theorized gravitational waves, the waves were detected on September 14, 2015, scientists said. Since then scientist has been evaluating their findings to make sure they were accurate.

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity a century ago, and scientists have been attempting to detect them for 50 years.

Einstein pictured these waves as ripples in the fabric of space-time produced by massive, accelerating bodies such as black holes orbiting each other.

Scientists are interested in observing and characterizing these waves to learn more about the sources producing them and about gravity itself.

Gravitational waves can access areas of space that electromagnetic waves are not able to.

This means gravitational waves can help us to observe collisions of black holes and other exotic objects in the far universe.

These observations cannot be seen with the usual instruments like optical telescopes and so gravitational wave astronomy offers a new means to gain insight into the cosmos especially the very early years of the universe. Through gravitational waves, the general theory of relativity can also be tested more thoroughly.

 

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