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Gravitational Waves, Einstein’s Ripples in Spacetime, Spotted for First Time

One hundred and one years after Einstein’s theory of general relativity, LIGO reports the first ever direct observation of gravitational waves. These ripples in time and space remind us of the intrinsic value of basic research as a human enterprise that inspires and excites us. Read the article: Gravitational waves, Einstein’s ripples in spacetime, spotted for first time