LIGO's First Detection of Gravitational Waves! | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios

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+6 1. mwak commented 7 years ago

First Higgs Boson, now gravitational waves. This century begins with some impressive discoveries :)
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+4 2. torbengb commented 7 years ago

An observable merger of two black holes happens every ten thousand years [per galaxy]? And these folks detected one immediately after they turned the sensors on, after three years of upgrades? ... Talk about a near miss! Good job right there.
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+2 3. Bulwinkle commented 7 years ago

is there a way that we can ride this wave?
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+4 4. mitis77 commented 7 years ago

#2 Take into account, how many galaxies are in LIGO's range and how long they existed.
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+5 5. torbengb commented 7 years ago

#4 yes the numbers are ...
(puts on sunglasses)
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+4 6. captain_obvious commented 7 years ago

does he really need to be in all the frames?