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Gravitational Waves Found for the First Time


Gravitational Waves Found for the First Time

Scientists have just confirmed the discovery of gravitational waves created from two merging black holes. Researchers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the United States first observed the waves which confirm Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. In essence, the theory states that gravity bends space and time, therefore, the more massive the object the greater the effect. The gravitational waves discovered are oscillations in space-time created by the collision of the black holes.

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The waves were first observed on September 14, 2015, but were just recently proven and confirmed.

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