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broncosteven
01-12-2016, 01:55 PM
Might explain how kFc gets all those passes thrown right to their D.

Excited rumors began circulating on Twitter this morning that a major experiment designed to hunt for gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein—has observed them directly for the very first time. If confirmed, this would be one of the most significant physics discoveries of the last century.

Move a large mass very suddenly—or have two massive objects suddenly collide, or a supernova explode—and you would create ripples in space-time, much like tossing a stone in a still pond. The more massive the object, the more it will churn the surrounding spacetime, and the stronger the gravitational waves it should produce. Einstein predicted their existence in his general theory of relativity back in 1915, but he thought it would never be possible to test that prediction.

LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) is one of several experiments designed to hunt for these elusive ripples, and with its latest upgrade to Advanced LIGO, completed last year, it has the best chance of doing so. In fact, it topped our list of physics stories to watch in 2016.

There have been excited rumors about a LIGO discovery before, most notably a mere week after the upgraded experiment began operations last fall. Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Arizona State University, spilled the beans on Twitter, giving it a 10- to 15-percent chance of being true. “The official response is that we’re analyzing the data,” LIGO spokesperson Gabriela González (Louisiana State University) told Nature at the time.

More below:

http://gizmodo.com/rumors-are-flying-that-we-may-have-finally-found-gravit-1752259868

Chris
01-12-2016, 02:08 PM
Please translate into technologies and or other practical applications / opening of new fields of study / space chicks? kthx

M-G
01-12-2016, 02:21 PM
You don't need a supernova you just need 1 point twenty one gigawatts!!!

gunns
01-12-2016, 02:23 PM
Might explain how kFc gets all those passes thrown right to their D.

Excited rumors began circulating on Twitter this morning that a major experiment designed to hunt for gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime first predicted by Albert Einstein—has observed them directly for the very first time. If confirmed, this would be one of the most significant physics discoveries of the last century.

Move a large mass very suddenly—or have two massive objects suddenly collide, or a supernova explode—and you would create ripples in space-time, much like tossing a stone in a still pond. The more massive the object, the more it will churn the surrounding spacetime, and the stronger the gravitational waves it should produce. Einstein predicted their existence in his general theory of relativity back in 1915, but he thought it would never be possible to test that prediction.

LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) is one of several experiments designed to hunt for these elusive ripples, and with its latest upgrade to Advanced LIGO, completed last year, it has the best chance of doing so. In fact, it topped our list of physics stories to watch in 2016.

There have been excited rumors about a LIGO discovery before, most notably a mere week after the upgraded experiment began operations last fall. Lawrence Krauss, a physicist at Arizona State University, spilled the beans on Twitter, giving it a 10- to 15-percent chance of being true. “The official response is that we’re analyzing the data,” LIGO spokesperson Gabriela González (Louisiana State University) told Nature at the time.

More below:

http://gizmodo.com/rumors-are-flying-that-we-may-have-finally-found-gravit-1752259868

I think that's just Hoyer and Manning.

Chris
01-12-2016, 02:58 PM
You don't need a supernova you just need 1 point twenty one gigawatts!!!

Great Scotch

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Or was it

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a Belvedere

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Mr.?

GoneFishin'
01-12-2016, 03:48 PM
Please translate into technologies and or other practical applications / opening of new fields of study / space chicks? kthx

I think it means military's will have more weapons or something.

Gort
01-12-2016, 04:09 PM
gravity waves?



































surf's up!

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Yi Rox
01-12-2016, 05:42 PM
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NorCalBronco7
01-12-2016, 06:06 PM
It's going to be interesting to see if gravitrons are massless or not.

Rohirrim
01-12-2016, 07:47 PM
We're moving too fast. I'm afraid aliens are going to show up to stop us. I mean, do they really want us moving throughout the universe? I'll bet they won't show us the best planets.

stopgap
01-13-2016, 04:01 AM
We're moving too fast. I'm afraid aliens are going to show up to stop us. I mean, do they really want us moving throughout the universe? I'll bet they won't show us the best planets.

I am just trying to get to the weekend.

Pony Boy
01-13-2016, 06:31 AM
I got your gravitational waves right here in my BVD's

stopgap
01-13-2016, 06:59 AM
I got your gravitational waves right here in my BVD's
Old man alert

Brohemoth
01-13-2016, 07:06 AM
We're moving too fast. I'm afraid aliens are going to show up to stop us. I mean, do they really want us moving throughout the universe? I'll bet they won't show us the best planets.

Good riddance imo. Humans couldn't handle a species superior to themselves. The human "perspective" basically depends on us being alone. Most people can barely tolerate different politics and religions, let alone an overhaul of all that is known.

baja
01-13-2016, 07:21 AM
Old man alert

Dumb ass kid alert.

stopgap
01-13-2016, 07:56 AM
Dumb ass kid alert.



Whatever old man

orinjkrush
01-13-2016, 08:08 AM
Read "the electric universe".

stopgap
01-13-2016, 08:21 AM
Read "the electric universe".

is that a challenge?

ZONA
01-13-2016, 08:32 AM
Good riddance imo. Humans couldn't handle a species superior to themselves. The human "perspective" basically depends on us being alone. Most people can barely tolerate different politics and religions, let alone an overhaul of all that is known.

I would say just the opposite is true. Humans couldn't handle being on the top of the food chain, so they had to invent gods.

Rohirrim
01-13-2016, 10:17 AM
Gravity waves make me think of gravy. Mmmmmm.

broncosteven
02-11-2016, 01:02 PM
This is a big deal peps!

LIGO sees gravitational waves
02/11/16 By Lauren Biron
The experiment confirms the last piece of Einstein’s general theory of relativity.

There’s officially a new way to look at the universe, and it’s not with a telescope.

After weeks of speculation, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration confirmed today that their experiment has seen waves in the very fabric of space-time, generated when two orbiting black holes spiraled into one another. So begins an era of gravitational wave astronomy.

These ripples in space were predicted as part of Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity 100 years ago. While they had been measured indirectly through observation of orbiting pulsars, they had never been directly observed – until now.

“We have detected gravitational waves,” David Reitze, LIGO’s executive director, told a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today. “We did it.”

The Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, picked up signatures of space stretching and warping as the black holes released energy in the form of gravitational waves 1.3 billion years ago. The black holes, 29 and 36 times the mass of the sun and 150 kilometers in diameter, merged to form a larger black hole with 62 solar masses, releasing the rest of the energy in gravitational waves that sped towards Earth when multicellular life there was just developing.

The waves from the black hole merger were brief, lasting mere milliseconds. But the output from that collision was “50 times greater than all the power put out by all the stars in the universe put together,” says Kip Thorne, professor of physics at Caltech.

The signal arrived during an engineering test on Sept. 14 last year, a few days before the formal start of Advanced LIGO’s first observing run, which lasted from Sept. 18 until mid-January.

“The signal took a billion years to come to Earth and produce this tiny distortion in our detectors that we are very proud to measure,” says Gabriela González, Louisiana State University professor and spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

More here:
http://www.symmetrymagazine.org/article/ligo-sees-gravitational-waves

BroncoBeavis
02-11-2016, 01:20 PM
Great Scotch

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_INupQU0AAT53j.png

Or was it

http://img.21food.com/20110609/product/1305279442187.jpg

a Belvedere

https://bmj2k.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/tumblr_m4xiwqpsq01rw3b61o1_400.jpg

Mr.?

All these mysteries will make sense once we figure out what a jiggawatt is.

broncocalijohn
02-11-2016, 02:09 PM
I got your gravitational waves right here in my BVD's

So the waves are massless, I guess.

baja
02-11-2016, 02:43 PM
Steven you will like this;

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