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A New Era of Discovery

Humanity’s understanding of gravity, as we all thought we were familiar with, has changed for the better. On February 11th, 2016, scientists at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced the direct detection of gravitational waves. 1,005 more words

Knowledge

spacehead pt. 2

Einstein, the most gangster scientist of the 20th century, thought of space and time as one and the same. His theory of relativity is complicated, but one of the solutions to his equations is, if an object in space is heavy enough, it will cause spacetime… 423 more words

Gravitational Waves and General Relativity: Top Science News in 2017

Einstein’s general theory of relativity was published in 1915. It again made headlines in 2017 with two major reports about gravitational waves that further confirmed the theory’s last remaining major prediction. 748 more words

Cosmology

Video Analysis Lab

Today we watched three videos and answered questions about each of them.

Video 1

Question 1: Describe in your own words Superposition.
Question 2: What problems do scientists have when describing real world events? 62 more words

Physics

spacehead

I spend a lot of time thinking about space. When I think to look up, it’s always there for me. Planets, stars, black holes, supernovae, comets. 797 more words

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

2017 Nobel Prize in Physics[1]

Rainer Weiss, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, both of the California Institute of Technology, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for the discovery of ripples in space-time known as gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago but had never been directly seen. 1,652 more words

Astronomers