Living in a science fiction world.

Gravitational waves are the release of energy in the form of gravitational waves that result from the collisions of black holes. LIGO, or the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is the facility used to detect gravitational waves. This research has the ability to enhance communication and limit the ability to interfere with our communication infrastructure. IContinue reading “Living in a science fiction world.”

Albert Einstein got it right

In 1915, Albert Einstein published his theory of relativism. Building on his theory, he then predicted the existence of gravitational waves, a year later. According to him, masses accelerating towards each other and colliding create waves or ripples in the fabric or space and time (Cho). In 2015, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) detectedContinue reading “Albert Einstein got it right”

Does this Prove the Big Bang Happened?

A gravitational wave is a hard concept to wrap one’s head around, especially for someone who is not a trained physicist. I am definitely not a physicist, but I will attempt to explain. Gravitational waves are caused by massive interstellar events or a unique situation where multiple black holes orbit each other. For example, whenContinue reading “Does this Prove the Big Bang Happened?”

Whats the worst that could happen?

“Gravitational waves are…ripples in the fabric of space and time”(Cho). Gravitational waves were only real in theory but one was detected for the first time in 2015 by LIGO(Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory). It was caused by 2 black holes swirling in very close proximity to one another.  LIGO may help advance remote-sensing or communications technologiesContinue reading “Whats the worst that could happen?”

Gravitational Royal Wave

Gravitational waves are a consequence of the physics described in Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.  Paraphrasing far too simplistically, general relativity suggests that gravity is not a force per se but the distortion of space-time around mass.  Furthermore, these distortions propagate through the universe at the speed of light.  The gravitational waves detected by theContinue reading “Gravitational Royal Wave”

The Implications of Advancement

Gravitational waves are small ripples created by something such as the collision of black holes. They were first theorized by Alebert Einstein a hundred years ago and just recently confirmed by scientists using the LIGO. This LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) equipment shows an advancement in these technologies as it can accurately detect the mostContinue reading “The Implications of Advancement”

Circle of Science?

When masses accelerate they emit a “gravitational radiation” through what we call “gravitational waves”. Recently, the United States has dedicated more and more resources towards LIGO, the observatory furthering research in this radiation. While LIGO aspires to develop a detector of these waves that is successful, it needs to be capable of use in militaryContinue reading “Circle of Science?”