Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gravitational Waves have been Observed Directly

You can read about it here.

And thanks to Aaron Clauset and YY Ahn for posting an explanation from PhD Comics for how gravitational waves work (and the approach used in LIGO to observe them directly for the first time).

Here is a link to the's article reporting the discovery.

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