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Scientists Abuzz Over Upcoming Announcement on Gravitational Waves

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Benjamin Knispel from the Albert Einstein Institute in Hanover points at interference rings made visible using a laser and a Michelson interferometer in the History Museum in Hanover, Germany this past May. (Hauke-Christian Dittrich/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)

By    |   Saturday, 14 October 2017 03:48 PM

The scientific community is abuzz about what details will be announced Monday on the latest discoveries about gravitational waves, Russian international television network RT.com reported Saturday.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) gave no indication what would be announced about the study that included partner scientists from 70 observatories. The event will be streamed live from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. EDT.

In February 2016, LIGO confirmed the first direct observation of the waves, which had been perceived once before. They appear as extremely faint ripples in space and are the result of two black holes colliding 1.3 billion light years from Earth.

The discovery comes 100 years after Albert Einstein theorized about their existence in his General Theory of Relativity. The three U.S.-based scientists who first identified the gravitational waves won the Nobel Prize.

A subsequent detection of the waves took place this past June.

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The scientific community is abuzz about what details will be announced Monday on the latest discoveries about gravitational waves, Russian international television network RT.com reported Saturday.The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) gave no...
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