Have Gravitational Waves Been Discovered?!? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios


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Has the last great prediction of Einstein's general relativity finally been verified? Tweet at us! @pbsspacetime Facebook: facebook.com/pbsspacetime Email us! pbsspacetime [at] gmail [dot] com Comment on Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pbsspacetime Support us on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/pbsspacetime Help translate our videos! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?tab=2&c=UC7_gcs09iThXybpVgjHZ_7g For the past 90 years, the predictions laid out Einstein's general theory of relativity have continued to be confirmed by experimental science. The last hold out is gravitational waves - the idea that certain gravitational events cause actual ripples in Spacetime. The problem is that the effects are almost beyond microscopic, so they are incredibly hard to detect. But have scientist done it? Have gravitational waves finally been directly observed??? Watch the episode to find out. Gravitational Waves Extra Credit: Nature article on rumor: http://www.nature.com/news/has-giant-ligo-experiment-seen-gravitational-waves-1.18449 Lawrence Krauss' tweet: https://twitter.com/LKrauss1/status/647510799678750720 Comments: Eshan Das https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z12ueztykoiusb4ra04cc5hy4zz1dnkwujw NOBUNAGA1991 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z13ji1objvn4cdas223lib3wzmnvhvc5e04 aaroNiGHTS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z12uhtdayxj2jpveu22bttlivovqtxmos04 Tim Pipp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z12ydpwphkq1xr2fy22yj1pasqq2yvyfi Marse Petrarse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z12pyr1jtwywsr0vv22gsbnz1oi4xbsia04 Procyon Beta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z125spnzlzjdfn1w504ciplq0pfhy5ujxpg0k dentoncrimescene https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EzZGPCyrpSU&lc=z13gjl0hbrzut33bl04cj3rzetfvutkgiyg0k
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