Einstein was right: Scientists detect gravitational waves
Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity passes a big test: Scientists have direct evidence of gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space and time.
100 years after Einstein first theorized gravitational waves. It will usher in a new age of research and discovery for physicists around the world.
Researchers working with the recently upgraded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) — a set of two identical observatories located in Washington and Louisiana — revealed that they have directly seen the ripples in space-time, which are known as gravitational waves, created by two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago.