Gravitational Waves Discovered from Colliding Black Holes

February 11th, 2016 Comments Off on Gravitational Waves Discovered from Colliding Black Holes

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A team of physicists announced that they had heard and recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light years away. Albert Einstein first predicted gravitational waves in 1916 based on his general theory of relativity, and scientists began seeking these ripples in spacetime in the 1960s but none succeeded in measuring their effects on Earth until now. Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. This is one of the major breakthroughs in physics that we all hoped to prove. It opens the doors to many more theories and lays a solid foundation to help further our knowledge of our Universe