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Discovery of Gravity Waves?

Febuary 11 2016  LIGO   cal.tech

LIGO announces discovery of gravity waves.  pdf

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES DETECTED 100 YEARS AFTER EINSTEIN’S PREDICTION    https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/gravity-wave-space.jpg?w=720&h=443

 A pictorial representation of gravity waves in the fabric of space caused by 2 black holes spiraling together

Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory:

For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.

Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be obtained. Physicists have concluded that the detected gravitational waves were produced during the final fraction of a second of the merger of two black holes to produce a single, more massive spinning black hole. This collision of two black holes had been predicted but never observed.
The gravitational waves were detected on September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC) by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory
(LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA.
The LIGO Observatories are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and were conceived, built, and are operated by Caltech and MIT. The discovery, accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters, was made by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
The twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors,

https://i0.wp.com/ligo.org/science/GW-Overview/images/LHO_tn.jpg

Aerial view of the LIGO detector in Hanford, WA. [Image: LIGO] – See more at: http://ligo.org/science/GW-Detecting.php#sthash.vwdtW7Hp.dpuf
Basic Design of the LIGO Interferometer
Layout of the LIGO Interferometer that measures the warpage of the earth as the force passes through the material of the planet. Lasers measure the differences in distance between the detectors as the earth is effected by the passing wave. The use of two observatories revels the direction of the point of origin.
At each observatory, the two-and-a-half-mile (4-km) long L-shaped LIGO interferometer uses laser light split into two beams that travel back and forth down the arms (four-foot diameter tubes kept under a near-perfect vacuum). The beams are used to monitor the distance between mirrors precisely positioned at the ends of the arms. According to Einstein’s theory, the distance between the mirrors will change by an infinitesimal amount when a gravitational wave passes by the detector. A change in the lengths of the arms smaller than one-ten-thousandth the diameter of a proton, (10 to the-19) meter, can be detected.
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Now that I have the experiment information down I can make my own remarks. A good follow up article on the experiment and it’s equipment.

The detection of gravitational waves – a triumph of science enabled by fossil fuels

It is wonderful that real experiments are carried out and reported on. But I reserve the right to infer my own conclusions from the results…pg

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4 responses to “Discovery of Gravity Waves?

  1. p.g.sharrow February 15, 2016 at 9:04 am

    @ Adolfo! I have much more to say about this. Had to sight the “science” first. Their claims tend to support my view of the construction of the universe rather then their claim of “Discovery of waves of Gravity”
    BS Bad Science 😉 Lol, you are right. and not the first that we have seen.

    Black holes of about 30 solar mass size. Emmm……….. That is not logical. How can 30 solar mass size result in a Black hole? I like the experiment and the public publishing of the results. The more I hear and think about the less I buy the conclusions…pg

  2. p.g.sharrow February 18, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    I’ll bet they insist that Aether does not exist. But the “fabric of space” is Ok,
    Waves in space/time, fabric of space etc. It is all the same
    To have Waves of something, it must travel or be propagated in SOMETHING, Aether!
    Gravity is created by some kind of electro-static force in Aether and therefore follows all the same laws. It is caused by matter warping the Electro-static conditions in the Aether. The same conditions that cause the effects that we perceive as mass/inertia of matter. Mass/inertia and gravity are not inherent in matter. They are caused by matter forcing those conditions in the Fabric of space or Aether…pg

  3. p.g.sharrow February 18, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Emmm……….. Interesting, further reading about theory of Black holes
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_hole
    indicates there are 2 kinds. One that is moon-let size measured in miles and one that is vast, measured in star size dimensions. That points to two different origins and makeup that yields similar external results. The claims in the above post are based on the surmised death spiral of 2 of the small type as they collide…pg

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