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February 11, 2016

Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory

The video above produced by The New York Times describes the method in which gravitational waves were detected on Earth for the first time by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington and Louisiana.

Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicted that the acceleration of massive objects would ripple the fabric of space and time sending out gravitational waves. Today’s report is a confirmation of the first detection of such a wave.

For more information on this new discovery, check out the full article by The New York Times.