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Gravitational waves offer astronomical revelations


    LIGO co-founder Kip Thorne speaks to the media as a depiction of gravitational waves from two converging black holes is displayed behind him during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The news conference was held to announce the discovery of gravitational waves, which Einstein had theorized a century earlier.

In Einstein’s theory of general relativity, gravity is not a force as it was in Newton’s description. In Newton’s view, gravity was due to the attraction of two masses according to the size of the masses and the distance between them. Read more

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