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GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DEMONSTRATED

The first observation of two merging black holes by LIGO

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples of space-time, called gravitational waves, which - triggered by a major event in the distant universe - reached the earth. This observation confirms an important prediction of the general relativity theory formulated by Albert Einstein in 1915. At the same time it opens a completely new window to the cosmos.

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Gravitationswellen, die während der Verschmelzung zweier Schwarzer Löcher abgestrahlt werden. Abb. 18 © S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes Projekt, D. Steinhauser (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH) Gravitationswellen, die während der Verschmelzung zweier Schwarzer Löcher abgestrahlt werden. Abb. 18 © S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes Projekt, D. Steinhauser (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH) Gravitationswellen, die während der Verschmelzung zweier Schwarzer Löcher abgestrahlt werden. Abb. 18 © S. Ossokine, A. Buonanno (Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik), Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes Projekt, D. Steinhauser (Airborne Hydro Mapping GmbH)
Gravitational waves emitted during the fusion of two black holes.

 

 

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