Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Gravitational Waves

Gravitational Waves in Space

"Gravitational waves are ripples thought to occur in the fabric of space-time that result from interstellar collisions, explosions, or the dramatic movement of large and extremely dense objects such as neutron stars. Those ripples can then pass through the space-time that Earth occupies, causing a slight distortion which Advanced LIGO is meant to pick up on."

LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatories) just got further funding.

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