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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

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.

Today, the game-changing discovery of these waves has been announced by the European Gravitational Observatory (EGO), the US-based LIGO labs, and the VIRGO Collaboration.

The EGOLIGOVIRGO press conference as it happened