LIGO discovers another gravitational wave
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01-06-2017, 01:31 PM
LIGO discovers another gravitational wave
It's an ass-kicking science day!

Juno is flitting about Jupiter, there's going to be a new mission to the Sun, and now 3rd gravitational wave detected, opening 'new window on the universe'

[Image: merging-black-holes-gravitational-waves.jpg]

From the article:
Quote:The colossal merger was detected on Jan. 4, just over a month into LIGO's observing run...

When [black holes] merge, they produce an incredibly subtle signature — the gravitational wave — which warps space-time.

These ripples in space-time can only be detected by powerful instruments. LIGO, operated by Caltech and MIT with hundreds of people working around the world, includes two detectors — one in Hanford, Wash., and the other in Livingston, La. — that are capable of measuring a ripple by as little as 1/1,000th of a proton.
(emphasis added - that bolded bit just blows my mind)
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02-06-2017, 03:10 AM
RE: LIGO discovers another gravitational wave
That's pretty nuts.

When you start to think about the warping of Space-Time as well, it boggles the mind. I love space related stuff.

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