Day: February 19, 2017

What Are Gravitational Waves? | Science News

x After decades trying to directly detect the waves, the recently upgraded Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, now known as Advanced LIGO, appears to have succeeded, ushering in a new era of astronomy. Here’s everything you need to know to understand the big detection. Read more: CREDITS: Production, editing, script, & narration: Helen Thompson Art Direction: Erin Otwell Reporting: Chris Crockett, Andrew Grant Video & animations: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab, SXS Collaboration, WebsEdge Education, Helen Thompson, Nature Clip (CC BY 4.0), NASA Images & illustrations: Caltech/MIT/LIGO Lab, Nicolle Rager Fuller Jess J/Flickr (CC BY 4.0), Wellcome Library (CC BY 4.0), NASA...

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