Gravity really “pulls” my interest in, haha

Gravitational waves are “disturbances” of a sort caused by events such as the collision of black holes, generating a force felt across space. LIGO recently found evidence that they exist, proving Einstein’s theory correct decades after its conception. Scientists believe gravitational waves could be useful for communication purposes because most of our communication right nowContinue reading “Gravity really “pulls” my interest in, haha”

There Will Always be People Trying to Cause Problems

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space and time. Albert Einstein was the first to predict their existence in the early 20th century when he came out with his theory of relativity. LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. LIGO advances the remote sensing and communications technology by utilizing the physical properties ofContinue reading “There Will Always be People Trying to Cause Problems”

Gravitational Waves and Military Entanglement

Gravitational waves are ripples in between space and time. Anything with mass and energy can create a gravitational wave by bending space creating a gravitational stretch and squeeze. Albert Einstein is largely credited with the prediction and discovery of them, but could not fully detect and find the waves. However, in the late 1900’s withContinue reading “Gravitational Waves and Military Entanglement”

Government Uses of Gravitational Waves

Gravitational waves are ripples in space caused by space objects causing disturbances in space, such as black holes colliding into each other. The existence of these waves were predicted by Albert Einstein, which were proven nearly 100 years later with LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) instruments in Washington and Louisiana. With LIGO, you can easilyContinue reading “Government Uses of Gravitational Waves”

A New Era of Communication… A New Era of Ethical Questions

Gravitational waves are “…ripples in the fabric of space and time…” (Cho). They occur when “…a whirling barbell-shaped mass, such as two black holes spiraling together, radiates ripples in space-time… [As the gravitational waves travel through space] at light speed, a wave stretches space in one direction and squeezes in the perpendicular direction, then reversesContinue reading “A New Era of Communication… A New Era of Ethical Questions”

2001 Space Odyssey: Aftershocks

Gravitational waves are the almost aftershocks from an interstellar collision of black holes. I use the Aftershock analogy because they are remnant ripples from this collision. Einstein first predicted this over a hundred years ago, and with today’s technology we can get a better idea of how to measure these waves. LIGO equipment we useContinue reading “2001 Space Odyssey: Aftershocks”