IS THIS THE BIG­GEST BREAK­THROUGH

SINCE GALILEO’S TELE­SCOPE?

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE -

It ended the search for proof of a key pre­dic­tion in Ein­stein’s the­ory, which changed the way hu­man­ity per­ceived con­cepts like space and time. Great ex­cite­ment rip­pled through the physics world on Thurs­day at the an­nounce­ment that grav­i­ta­tional waves have been de­tected af­ter a 100-year search

What are grav­i­ta­tional waves?

Al­bert Ein­stein pre­dicted grav­i­ta­tional waves in his gen­eral the­ory of rel­a­tiv­ity a cen­tury ago. Un­der this the­ory, space and time are in­ter­wo­ven into some­thing called “space­time” — a fourth di­men­sion to our con­cept of Uni­verse

Why is it im­por­tant?

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