Gravitational Waves From Long Ago And Far, Far Away

After the late summer storm that blasted through the starlit twilight, the warm wind still continued to rage, causing ripples to form in the lingering puddles on the pavement–while the little girl watched in wonder. Ripples on water are similar to the ripples in the fabric of Spacetime–we call these ripples gravitational waves. Albert Einstein […]

Spacetime Ripples Herald A Black Hole’s Birth

Imagine ripples propagating through a small pond in mid-summer, spreading through the glistening sunlit water from where a little boy has just tossed a pebble into the pond. The gravitational ripples that propagate through the fabric of Spacetime are similar to those ripples spreading through the Sun-warmed water of the pond, except that the ripples […]