Gravitational Waves

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Gravitational Waves

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Giclée (Print) on Archival Paper
16" x 12"

Recently it has been discovered when two black holes merge there is a resulting emission of gravitational radiation in the forms of waves. It was Albert Einstein who first predicted their presence in his General Theory of Relativity a century ago. However, once they started looking, it took scientists 50 years to actually discover them.

The understanding that gravitational waves do indeed exist is just the beginning to a whole new branch of astrophysics. Not only will scientists learn more about the sources that produce them, like the merger of black holes, but they will also learn even more about gravity itself.

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