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Gravitational waves detected for the first time

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By Thomas Seymat
Gravitational waves detected for the first time

<p>Scientists have been trying to detect gravitational waves, or ripples in the fabric of space-time, ever since Albert Einstein published his theory about their existence 100 years ago. </p> <p>Today, the game-changing discovery of these waves has been announced by the European Gravitational Observatory (<span class="caps">EGO</span>), the US-based <span class="caps">LIGO</span> labs, and the <span class="caps">VIRGO</span> Collaboration.</p> <h3>The <span class="caps">EGO</span> – <span class="caps">LIGO</span> – <span class="caps">VIRGO</span> press conference as it happened</h3> <p> </p>