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Observatory Detects Gravitational Waves

Gravitational waves resulting from the coalescing of a pair of black holes 1.3 billion light-years from Earth.
(Courtesy: ESA)

On February 11, 2016 the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detected gravity waves. The discovery confirms Albert Einstein’s prediction that such waves exist. In 1918 Einstein proposed that accelerated, massive bodies produce tiny fluctuations in the fabric of spacetime. These fluctuations are referred to as “gravitational waves.” Trying to...

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