Tar and Abby

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I think I felt that!! ;-)

An aerial view of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, or LIGO, north of Richland at Hanford. 

(Hanford Area is where The Engineer's nuclear plant is. This is the LIGO facility.)

"For the first time the existence of gravitational waves have been detected 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted their existence.
Two black holes that collided 1.3 billion years ago created the wave detected at two special observatories at Hanford and in Louisiana, officials announced Thursday morning."

“Ladies and gentlemen, we have detected gravitational waves. We did it!” said David Reitze, a physicist and executive director of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. “I am so pleased to be able to tell you that.”
“It’s mind-boggling,” he said."

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article59750346.html#storylink=cpy

Full article here 

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article59750346.html#storylink=cpy

3 comments:

Bob Slatten said...

Uh oh.
My Dad is leaving the Far Northwest in April and moving back to his home in Oregon, so he'll have no more of this!

Jeanne said...

I read the post title & panicked for a moment...I thought maybe Mt. St. Helens was stirring again...... lol And it was just the gravitational waves!

Mr. Shife said...

It's quite fascinating and mind boggling too. I love it.