LIGO: Journey of a Gravitational Wave, or The Sound of Two Black Holes Crashing

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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of g-waves 100 years before this YouTube video was published on Feb 11, 2016:

To learn more, visit http://www.caltech.edu/gwave.

LIGO scientist David Reitze takes us on a 1.3 billion year journey that begins with the violent merger of two black holes in the distant universe. The event produced gravitational waves, tiny ripples in the fabric of space and time, which LIGO detected as they passed Earth on September 14, 2015.

Credit: LIGO/SXS/R. Hurt and T. Pyle

February 11, 2016 7:11 pm

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