google-site-verification=8WY2bCNHjVeqL52nRoYWwFU_gZm8Y6KGRLYVpzh2ESw XSTIG: Evidence of Gravitational Waves Announced! The Space Game Will Change!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Evidence of Gravitational Waves Announced! The Space Game Will Change!

It has been recently announced that the complicated existence of Gravitational Waves has been proven with the announcement made with the findings with the special facilities dedicated in measuring distortion in space-time. 

The scientists at Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO has recorded the distortion by this special instrument back in September 14, 2015 which spans kilometers long and uses "pure light" to detect the passing of unstoppable yet feeble force which is smaller than a proton. They made the instrument so big, so that the small changes would be detected. The gravitational wave detected is believed came from two black holes merging into one while giving out a rippling effect that dates back to billions of years ago.

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of Gravitational Waves in 1916 yet he was skeptic that an instrument can be able to detect them. 100 years later, it has finally found light with the facilities like LIGO and VIRGO (Italy-based observatory).

The discovery would be monumental for Astrophysics as it serves a new way of exploring the universe. The current instruments we use, would depend on the presence of light spectrum. Though we are still far in unlocking all the secrets of the universe, this discovery will indeed motivate scientists to develop new tools and methods of exploring the cosmos.

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