Friday, 15 January 2016

What Are Gravitational Waves And Why Do They Matter?

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Physicists have been buzzing about the possibility that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory experiment finally discovered gravitational waves. The observatory has been searching for these cosmic ripples for over a decade.

Scientists may be excited, but talk of gravitational waves leaves most people scratching their heads. What are these cosmic vibrations, and why are they making waves in the scientific community?

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