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Excited rumors began circulating on Twitter this morning that a major experiment designed to hunt for gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein—has observed them directly for the very first time. If confirmed, this would be one of the most significant physics discoveries of the last century.
Move a large mass very suddenly—or have two massive objects suddenly collide, or a supernova explode—and you would create ripples in space-time, much like tossing a stone in a still pond. The more massive the object, the more it will churn the surrounding spacetime, and the stronger the gravitational waves it should produce. Einstein predicted their existence in his general theory of relativity back in 1915, but he thought it would never be possible to test that prediction.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: grey580
What practical applications can be made out of this discover?
Other than, once again, showing that Einstein was right?
Gnarly barrels dude!
Well, since Einstein was a physicist and Tesla was an engineer, it's not really a valid comparison.
Einstein can't hold a candle for Tesla !
Interesting claim, since it was the equations of relativity which predicted the existence of gravitational waves.
as for Gravitational Waves they are faster than light which kills relativity theory.