Gravitational radiation has been directly detected. The first-ever detection was made by both facilities of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington and Louisiana simultaneously last September. After numerous consistency checks, the resulting 5-sigma discovery was published today. The measured gravitational waves match those expected from two large black holes merging after a death spiral in a distant galaxy, with the resulting new black hole momentarily vibrating in a rapid ringdown. A phenomenon predicted by Einstein, the historic discovery confirms a cornerstone of humanity's understanding of gravity and basic physics. It is also the most direct detection of black holes ever. The featured illustration depicts the two merging black holes with the signal strength of the two detectors over 0.3 seconds superimposed across the bottom. Expected future detections by Advanced LIGO and other gravitational wave detectors may not only confirm the spectacular nature of this measurement but hold tremendous promise of giving humanity a new way to see and explore our universe.
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  • astronomypicturesdailyGravitational radiation has been directly detected. The first-ever detection was made by both facilities of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in Washington and Louisiana simultaneously last September. After numerous consistency checks, the resulting 5-sigma discovery was published today. The measured gravitational waves match those expected from two large black holes merging after a death spiral in a distant galaxy, with the resulting new black hole momentarily vibrating in a rapid ringdown. A phenomenon predicted by Einstein, the historic discovery confirms a cornerstone of humanity's understanding of gravity and basic physics. It is also the most direct detection of black holes ever. The featured illustration depicts the two merging black holes with the signal strength of the two detectors over 0.3 seconds superimposed across the bottom. Expected future detections by Advanced LIGO and other gravitational wave detectors may not only confirm the spectacular nature of this measurement but hold tremendous promise of giving humanity a new way to see and explore our universe.

  • dawod64@sepide.ghaziasgar
  • peter.farringtonEinstein was right afterall.
  • astroemmaIt's not everyday you get to witness the birth of a new branch of astrophysics.
  • matttobiasz@dadoftwinsfml yes!
  • daily_inspired_lifeThx for sharing these incredible discoveries 🌸
  • vyakal@glory_whizz
  • aryanidevi@merihhi Einstein mei 👏
  • somsom_28@kreykrey_28 @ray_breault @lehr_bear33
  • mrsolterra@meow_max @powderbird nifty
  • meow_max@mrsolterra shifty
  • quantumed_zero@chrisylovesnutella
  • merihhiHe got mocks from people in the past. And now, he'll come back and slay us like 'you see, huh?' HAHAHA. Honestly, for me it's so 'scary' deph. Got some goosebumps :( @aryanidevi
  • 13lixtree@ssafzall
  • ammar_hodyfaCongratulations 👏👏👏👏 :-)
  • hasti1217Crazyyy stuff @foxtrotgg
  • juicyblueberry_@not.chanel
  • quantumed_zero@chrisylovesnutella yeah it is, I've seriously been contemplating starting notes again... But its still soon, maybe I'll wait for some of the later reports on the event.
  • glory_whizz@vyakal un poco dificil de entender cuando me mandas estas vainas espaciales
  • l.p.2001@bene_feil guck dir mal die ganzen Seiten an die die auch empfehlen 👌😍
  • javcoxEn español latino .por favor
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