Saturday, September 26, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Gravitational waves detected for a third time


Posted on Thursday, 1 June, 2017 | Comment icon 1 comment

The black holes are 3 billion light years away. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes
Astronomers have picked up the gravitational waves produced by the merging of two distant black holes.
Originally proposed by Albert Einstein as a consequence of his General Theory of Relativity, gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that carry energy across the universe.

After years of struggling to pick up direct evidence of the phenomenon, a team of researchers at the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) finally succeeded in detecting gravitational waves for the first time back in February 2016.

Their results were then confirmed when gravitational waves were detected a second time in June.
Now, twelve months later, the team has revealed that they have picked up the phenomenon yet again, this time emanating from two black holes that are in the process of merging together.

"The first one was a novelty," said LIGO spokesperson David Shoemaker. "The second one was confirmation that the novelty of the first one was not a fluke. The third one is astrophysics."

"We're making the transition to talking about a population of these objects."


Source: New Scientist | Comments (1)


Tags: Gravitational Waves


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Calibeliever on 1 June, 2017, 18:05
Exciting stuff.




Please Login or Register to post a comment.




  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6776983
282099
185984

 
Time capsule found in walls of Jewish museum
9-25-2020
The capsule, which dates back to 1873, was discovered by workers who had been carrying out renovation work.
Forrest Fenn treasure discoverer comes forward
9-25-2020
An individual claiming to be the one who found Fenn's treasure has seemingly broken his silence in a blog post.
Skepticism surrounds 'life on Venus' claim
9-24-2020
It may be a bit premature to conclude that the detection of phosphine on Venus is an indication of alien life.
Scientists solve mass elephant deaths mystery
9-24-2020
Hundreds of elephants have been mysteriously dying in Botswana and scientists have finally figured out why.
Stories & Experiences
Ghost following me
9-18-2020 | Iowa
 
Mysterious glowing cube
8-23-2020 | Alabama
 
Black blob in my room/bed
7-23-2020 | Powell,TN U.S.
 
Transparent levitating ball
7-14-2020 | Santa Rosa, California
 
 
 
Grim reaper-like visitation
6-16-2020 | Canada
 
My monster catfish story
6-15-2020 | Dallas texas
 
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ