Einstein’s Prediction Comes True after 100 Years
Scientists have confirmed the discovery of gravitational waves. This discovery proves Einstein’s prediction with his Theory of Relativity is true.
"We have detected gravitational waves. We did it," David Reitze, executive director of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), said.
The discovery was made on the basis of ripples caused by the merging of two black holes.
Confirming of the existence of gravitational waves gives a much better understanding of the Big Bang Theory and the birth of the universe.
"What's really exciting is what comes next," said Reitze. "I think we're opening a window on the universe- a window of gravitational wave astronomy."
It was said by scientists that the gravitational waves was produced during the final fraction of a second in the merger of two blackholes into a massive one.
"This discovery comes at the culmination of decades of instrument research and development, through a world-wide effort of thousands of researchers," LIGO scientists said.
"It also proves a prediction made 100 years ago by Einstein that gravitational waves exist. More excitingly, it marks the beginning of a new era of gravitational wave astronomy – the possibilities for discovery are as rich and boundless as they have been with light-based astronomy."
Experts are of the opinion that collision of two black holes is not a usual thing.
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