Einstein’s Cosmic Messengers

Today on Discovery Enterprise we go in search of those enigmatic ripples in the fabric of space and time produced by violent events in the distant universe known as gravitational waves. Albert Einstein predicted their existence in 1916.

It has been only possible in the last twenty years, now that we possess the technology, to detect them and thus gain a unique insight into the dark side of the Universe. This technology is expressed most exquisitely in LIGO, a facility supported by more than 500 researchers in the world scientific community, and a vital member in a developing global network of gravitational-wave observatories. LIGO’s measurements illuminate the fundamental nature of gravity and throw open an entirely new window onto the Universe, affording views of previously inaccessible such as the coalescence of black holes and neutron stars.

Einstein’s Cosmic Messengers


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