What happens when LIGO texts you to say it's detected one of Einstein's predicted gravitational waves

The best thing about a day in my life on the lookout for gravitational waves is that I never know when it will begin.

6 hours ago from Phys.org

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Ground control bids farewell to Philae

The Rosetta mission team says it is time to give up hope of ever hearing again from the comet lander Philae.

7 hours ago from BBC News

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A 'magical' space-time ripple that wasn't believed, at first

The wave that made history snuck up on them. David Shoemaker will never forget the date—September 14, 2015—when he woke up to a message alerting him that an underground detector had spotted ...

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Phys.org

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Gravitational waves detected, providing the final piece of the puzzle for general relativity

Scientists in the US have today announced what could be the biggest breakthrough in physics in a hundred years. Specifically, they claim to have at last detected gravitational waves, ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

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'Gravity waves' is an OK way to refer to gravitational radiation

There's not lexicographical basis for complaints that 'gravity wave' is incorrect usage for gravitational waves.

20 hours ago from ScienceNews

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Revolution in physics as gravitational waves seen for first time

Einstein's last prediction and one of the most anticipated discoveries in physics has finally been confirmed. The LIGO experiment has seen ripples in space-time, caused by a black hole merger

Thu 11 Feb 16 from Newscientist

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Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste."

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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[Education Forum] Climate confusion among U.S. teachers

Although more than 95% of active climate scientists attribute recent global warming to human causes (1, 2) and most of the general public accepts that climate change is occurring, only about ...

23 hours ago from Science Now

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Gravitational waves found, black-hole models led the way

Gravitational waves were predicted by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916, and now, almost exactly 100 years later, the faint ripples across space-time have been found. The advanced ...

24 hours ago from Phys.org

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Parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise: study

As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday.

18 hours ago from Phys.org

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