Advanced LIGO detectors have identified a second gravitational wave event occurring from the merger of two black holes.
Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years After Einstein’s Prediction
“For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.”
Here’s the first person to spot those gravitational waves
“Today, physicists working with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that after decades of effort they had detected gravitational waves-ripples in spacetime itself-set off by the explosive collision of two massive black holes.”
Data release for event GW150914
“This page has been prepared by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) and the Virgo Collaboration to inform the broader community about a confirmed astrophysical event observed by the gravitational-wave detectors, and to make the data around that time available for others to analyze.”
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