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Friday, 12 February 2016 - 10:58
Albert Einstein Was Right: Scientists Detect Gravitational Waves
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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. 


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(LIGO/CalTech)

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