Thursday, February 11, 2016

Astronomers Find Gravitational Waves: Ushers in New Field of Gravity Wave Astronomy

Now this is one interesting breakthrough that will probably get lost in all the stupid crap out there nowadays.
In other words, gravitational wave astronomy will usher in an entirely new era of space discovery.

"Things we should never be entitled to see -- colliding black holes, merging neutron stars, gargantuan collisions of galaxies -- can now be routinely revealed to us. We are poised to discover whole new types of phenomena, and we will now receive entirely new insights on familiar objects," said astronomer Bryan Gaensler, director of Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Toronto and the Canadian SKA science director, who has not worked on the LIGO project.

"There have been many scientific highlights of physics and astronomy in recent years: the Higgs Boson, landing a probe on a comet, and an amazing fly-by of Pluto," he said. "But all this is dwarfed by what has been announced this week. A new era of science has begun."   
The idea that two black holes can collide and we could not see that phenomenon before sounds really interesting. Imagine the forces that are brought to bear when these two infinite mass objects smash into each other. It would be interesting to peer into the gravity wave signature in the center of our solar system.

Also I wonder if this gravity wave detection could find wormholes by tracking their gravitational waves? It does seem like a new day in astronomy. Thank you Dr. Einstein for providing the theory and LIGO for proving it.

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