GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DISCOVERED
Another facet of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity has been proven. In 1916, Einstein postulated that bodies of significant masses in space would create gravitational waves as they would increasingly accelerate towards each other. And, as these bodies would approach each other, gravity waves would become more pronounced. As of yesterday, February, 10, 2016, news was released that observations of two black holes colliding with each other has now proven this theory. Immense gravity waves expanding from the collision have moved away at the speed of light. One of the greatest discoveries in our time is the fact that we now know time and space itself is mutable. It can be changed.
Please observe this brief video provided courtesy of USA Today:
According to Lawrence Krauss of Arizona State University, he received independent confirmation that indeed the gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes had been observed.
The following is an example of gravity waves resulting from accelerating bodies with mass from NASA:
The LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) posted on their website last Monday of the upcoming news release on February 10, 2016. Please click on the link in this sentence to read more information about continued efforts of the scientists at the LIGO facility. The following is an excerpt of the Media Advisory from February 8, 2016:
News Release • February 8, 2016
For Immediate Release: Monday, February 8, 2016
Thursday: Scientists to provide update on the search for gravitational waves
100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation gathers scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.
(Washington, DC) — Journalists are invited to join the National Science Foundation as it brings together the scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of spacetime – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the first publication of Albert Einstein’s prediction of the existence of gravitational waves. With interest in this topic piqued by the centennial, the group will discuss their ongoing efforts to observe gravitational waves.
LIGO, a system of two identical detectors carefully constructed to detect incredibly tiny vibrations from passing gravitational waves, was conceived and built by MIT and Caltech researchers, funded by the National Science Foundation, with significant contributions from other U.S. and international partners. The twin detectors are located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. Research and analysis of data from the detectors is carried out by a global group of scientists, including the LSC, which includes the GEO600 Collaboration, and the VIRGO Collaboration.
The following is a picture of the LIGO facility, as well as, a diagram of how the observation is made and processed:
This unprecedented event certainly opens more of the window to the universe. Knowing now that it is a fact time and space is changeable, ever-shifting, and inconsistent could also portend of new means of transportation in the near future.