A theory put forth by Albert Einstein in 1915 has been proven to be true.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves, we did it!”
David Reitze, executive director with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, last year two complex measuring devices for the first time ever caught the sound of gravity waves pulsing past and through the Earth.
“What was amazing about this signal is that it exactly what you would expect, what Einstein’s theory of general relativity would predict for two big massive objects like black holes in spiralling and merging together.”
He says this opens up an entirely new field of astronomy.
Another scientist says the breakthrough announced today ranks right up there with Galileo taking up a telescope and looking at the planets.