Hirunews Logo
Albert+Einstein+Was+Right%3A+Scientists+Detect+Gravitational+Waves
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 10:58
Albert Einstein Was Right: Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves
513

Shares
61,622

Views

In one of the most significant experimental findings in recent years, scientists announced today they have detected gravitational waves, vibrations of space and time, proving Einstein was right 100 years after he first predicted their existence.

David Reitze, the executive director of LIGO, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, said the discovery is a "scientific moonshot" that many, even Einstein, believed would be difficult to detect. He said the detection would allow scientists a new window into seeing and hearing cosmic events that otherwise might not be detected.

"Up until now we have been deaf to the universe. Today, we are able to hear gravitational waves for the first time," Reitze said. 


Scroll down to watch the video...


(LIGO/CalTech)

Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Top 25 beaches in the world
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 12:02
TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards reveals top 25 beaches in the world. Baia do Sancho on the Brazilian archipelago Fernando de Noronha takes the top... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
105 Views
4,272 Views
2,708 Views
4,413 Views
3,181 Views
48,496 Views
Top