Scientists Have Seen Gravitational Waves For A Second Time. Here’s Why That’s A Huge Deal

June 15th, 2016 § 1 comment

Tom Chivers writing for Buzzfeed explains why gravitational waves are such a big deal.

“Light’s always been how we do astronomy,” Professor Jo Dunkley, an astrophysicist at Oxford University who didn’t work on the experiment, told BuzzFeed News. “Everything we know about space, we’ve got from light. This can show the stuff you can’t see with light.
“This is a really big deal. It’s really exciting.”

This time it’s real

Professor Graham Woan, an astrophysicist at Glasgow University who also worked on the research, told BuzzFeed News: “There’s always a chance when you first detect something that it’s just a fluke. This proves it wasn’t. It shows that we can expect to see a lot more of these things. This is real astronomy.”

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§ One Response to Scientists Have Seen Gravitational Waves For A Second Time. Here’s Why That’s A Huge Deal

  • zectbumo says:

    There is a big difference between watching a T-Rex coming for you vs watching ripples in a water glass. You gotta start somewhere I guess.

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