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RESEARCH ON GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
Three scientist, Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne, Barry Barish have bagged Nobel prize the award (physics).These scientist were associated with LIGO project through they detected gravitational waves.
What are gravitational waves?
Gravitational waves can pass through boundaries that light cannot and can give information about every corner of universe. Light cannot escape through black holes but gravitational waves can. Fig. gravitational waves were observed during merger of two black holes in 2015.
LIGO is a pair of L – shaped antennas that detected waves, these antennas are located in US in Hanford and Livingston.
Laser interferometer gravitational wave observatory is project with over 1000 researchers from 20 + countries.
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