Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein's Prediction

LIGO Opens New Window on the Universe with Observation of Gravitational Waves from Colliding Black Holes

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Two Black Holes Merge into One
Image: SXS
LIGO: The First Observation of Gravitational Waves

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