Yesterday the news travelled around the world, faster than light: Finally the gravitational waves have been detected! And one day later you will find hundreds of articles and videos explaining what the buzz is about. But the best source maybe the website of LIGO itself, which you can find here.
This article from Phys.org maybe the most informative short read right now: Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein’s prediction.
Though everyone is excited right now, let’s not forget that the discovery of gravitional waves already happened in 1974 and earned Joseph Taylor and Russell Hulse a nobel price in 1993. It’s nice to have a direct method to proof them, but no scientist around had the slightest doubt that they do exist. But, who cares? We just hope it is not cosmic dust again and join the party!
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