Discovery of Gravitational Waves Changes Everything!

Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted something called gravitational waves. Science has tried to prove their existence for decades but failed to detect them; until now. This discovery could lead to breakthroughs in our understanding of the strangest and darkest reaches of the universe, including black holes and exploding stars​.

 

Not sure what that meant!? Check out what the cool and very intelligent people at LIGO (The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) describe the phenomenon as:

 

“For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.
Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. Physicists have concluded that the detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole. This collision of two black holes had been predicted but never observed”

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