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Einstein was right! Scientists confirm that gravitational waves exist

Einstein was right! Scientists confirm that gravitational waves exist
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In a landmark discovery for studying the cosmos, researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time which

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In a landmark discovery for studying the cosmos, researchers have for the first time detected gravitational waves, ripples in space and time which were hypothesized a century ago by physicist Albert Einstein.

The announcement was made by scientists from the California Institute of Technology, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration at a news conference on Thursday in Washington.

They said they detected gravitational waves coming from two black holes – extraordinarily dense objects whose existence was also foreseen by Einstein – that orbited one another, spiraled inward and smashed together.

They said the waves were the product of a collision between two black holes 30 times as massive as the Sun, located 1.3 billion light years from Earth.

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Posted by euronews on Thursday, 11 February 2016

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