Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Einstein's Gravitational Waves Theory

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+12 1. torbengb commented 6 years ago

The things that science can do ... it's plain stunning.

And what a likable person Neil is!
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+14 2. MindTrick commented 6 years ago

"his biggest blunder he made was thinking he made a blunder, thats how smart he was, badass smart" Love that bit, Einstein is def a badass in science, wish he was still alive to see all this.
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+9 3. loadrunner commented 6 years ago

A disturbance in the force
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+4 4. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

Another man I highly love and respect, along with David Attenborough..
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+2 5. huldu commented 6 years ago

Quite amazing but I can't just grasp what exactly this even means and what implications this will bring in the future?
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+1 6. kirkelicious commented 6 years ago

#5 Besides advancements in engineering, computing, mathematics and measuring precision that we gain from setting up such experiments it is an empirical validation of a fundamental scientific assumption that previously stood on purely theoretical grounds. It tells us something about the scope of application of the theory of GR, which allows us to be more confident in predictions and the interpretation of measured data on a cosmic scale. It also is a working proof of concept for the upcoming eLISA project, which will be essentially a telescope that receives gravitational information.
Up to now our probing of the distant universe was relying purely on measurements in the electromagnetic spectrum. From now on we have an additional source of information at our disposal. The knowledge we can gain by analyzing both kinds of signals synergistically is far greater than the sum of its components.
Besides, who knows what such a fundamental breakthrough will bring us in the future? When Stein and Gerlach first measured the spin of a particle in 1922 they had no idea that this would revolutionize medical diagnostics 50 years later, when MRI was invented.
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0 7. thundersnow commented 6 years ago

Hmm...MRI...I didn't know that...