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  1. Blog 30: Waves of discoveries
    07 Oct, 2017
    Blog 30: Waves of discoveries
    One of the greatest astronomical discoveries was the physical detection of gravitational waves emanating from merging black holes in far-off galaxies. Predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his Special and General Theories of Relativity and deduced in 1974 through studies of orbiting pulsar stars, they never were recorded directly until Sept. 14, 2015. The latest announcement of gravitational wave discoveries came on Sept. 27, a detection made on Aug. 14 by the twin Laser
  2. Blog 10: New candidates for gravitational wave detections
    17 Mar, 2017
    Blog 10: New candidates for gravitational wave detections
    The world’s most advanced astrophysics observatory is continuing its search for colossal collisions and other strange occurrences throughout the universe -- events that it alone can detect -- and has found at least three new candidate events. This is the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, whose two components detected the collision of a pair of black holes on Sept. 14, 2015, a few days after the upgraded instrument was switched on. The epochal announcement came on Feb. 11,

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