Their discovery confirmed a prediction made by Einstein a century ago.
"With the next observing run planned for Fall 2018, we can expect such detections weekly or even more often."
Let's delve into the crazy science that made the detection possible.
Extra-galactic black holes may either spin slowly, or tumble quickly in an unusual orbit.
Gravitational waves suggest that these black holes are merging more frequently than previously thought.
Some of the most massive objects in the cosmos are missing.
The satellites will search for gravitational waves from collisions of supermassive black holes millions of times larger than those detected by its predecessor.
Ripples in space and time are transforming our understanding of physics.
We haven’t had luck looking for them. Now, we’re going to try listening.
We need to add “generate ripples in spacetime” to LIGO’s resume.
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