Your views: The historical discovery of Gravitational Waves?
I, while an admirer of Einstein and his postulations, I am interested in practical application. Can gravity be neutralized, is pure levitation possible?
Obviously, gravity is the force that holds the universe together, but it is very difficult to test as it is also the weakest force in the Universe. It all depends on the future experiments to say anything with definiteness.
Thank you, there is still so much to learn....
The discovery of gravitational waves confirms Einstein's General Relativity theory - he predicted their existence 100 years ago - which gives scientists more confidence in the current model for helping explain the universe, its origins and the way it works.
It is historic because it gives scientists a new way in which to detect events in deep space - black holes merging, neutron stars exploding and other phenomena.
They will be able to track objects that don't emit light using the LIGO equipment.
I'm not sure what this will mean for us ordinary mortals on Earth! We'll get to know more about the origin of the universe via the Big Bang and we'll start to understand more about this strange, magical universe we're part of.
As for travelling at a speed beyond light, being beamed around the universe like Captain Kirk, being able to travel through time, finding God...well, these things are for science fiction!!
The real question is can they now solve a grand unification theory with that information?
Proving Einstein right after a century is amazing.
Practical applications, otherwise, unknown.
by Oztinato2 years ago
Will the discovery of gravity waves solve any of humanities' problems?Gravity waves have existed forever. Will their discovery feed the poor or alleviate human suffering?
by Oztinato22 months ago
Do gravity waves transmit gravity?Isn't gravity supposed to be like an illusion created by the interaction of matter and space/time? How come gravity is being transmitted by waves like light or xrays? Isn't it better...
by Alexander A. Villarasa4 years ago
An article on National Geographic, in discussing "The Multiverse" stated it simply this way: "One can best get a sense of the fine-tuning problem by thinking about the gravitational force. If this...
by Eric Newland5 years ago
...there would be no gravity.My reasoning comes from the Shell Theorem:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_theoremSimply put, a spherical shell exerts no net gravitational force on objects inside it. Likewise, there will...
by jerami7 years ago
Having a wondering about it moment. I don't have an answer. That black hole at the center of our universe may not exert its pull upon the earth as much as it does on our sun. ...
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