GRAVITY WAVES CONFIRMED
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Biggest methodological development in astronomy since Galileo.
Announcement live stream
The short of it is we can see areas of space wherein the flow time is being fucked with by massive gravitational waves.
The long of it means our model of the universe is now verified to be extremely accurate, and we could eventually do things like potentially create gravity waves powerful enough to slow our own passage through time. (Sort of like taking a spacecraft and flying near the speed of light). Don't expect us to have enough energy to do anything close in our lifetimes tho.
No, this is about physical confirmation of our existing theories and our newly gained ability to measure and analyze these gravity waves.
We can now detect massive events and their effects in the universe. It's a new window and tool of knowledge.
You can appreciate them without having a PhD in physics...
I'm in the 3rd year of my physics studies and I didn't learn anything related to this topic yet, or very very few things
I think this point is being over-hyped a bit 2bh. These interferometers offer basically no indication of the direction of the source (you need more than one to guess at where the signal came from) and they are ridiculously expensive to build.
It's still pretty exciting though.
>why cant we create some apparatus like that with gravitational waves?
kek well the amounts of gravity needed to create these waves come from supermassive black holes and supernovas etc, the amount of energy and mass needed to make these would be like... 100000 suns or something.
Dunno what we'd do with em atm anyway though, I'm not a scientist I don't understand the possibilities the discovery holds yet.
>you need more than one to guess at where the signal came from
Which is why Caltech and MIT set up two of them and more are being built.
The ability to detect these waves did not exist before. As of today, it has been confirmed that we do.
And we can in fact infer direction and distance. And much more.
because you need huge black holes or neutron stars (i.e. things several times the mass of our sun) to create gravitational waves. I doubt there will ever be commercial applications of gravitational waves, they just offer us a new way to look at the universe.
proving that gravity does affect space and time was a major thing. But it was proven many years ago, this just feels like a less important, more obscure side-proof.
We can continue to measure gravity ripples over time, sure... But I don't see how's that going to be scientifically useful in the long run
No fucking idea I learned nothing about that as I said.
My guess would be that gravitational waves that produce enough energy to light a bulb would be extremly hard to make here on earth.
And if we produce one with that much energy it would probably be mess with the solar system a lot
The error on the triangulation is still pretty big though (I tried to access the PRL paper for the current event but their servers are swamped atm). I'm just saying they are very different in operation and function from optical telescopes.
>We can continue to measure gravity ripples over time, sure... But I don't see how's that going to be scientifically useful in the long run
use your imagination man
maybe we'll be able to surf on strong gravity waves, increasing travel speed or decreasing energy needed to travel.
Maybe with enough energy we could make our own gravity waves and use them to shoot us across space really fast.
And as far as I know, this is the first time we've proven/measured gravity affecting energy. I could be wrong though.
The formation of binary black hole systems involves a lot of not-so-well understood astrophysics. Studying binary black hole systems through these events will let us learn a lot more about stellar evolution over a range of timescales.
I'm crying tears of emotion while reading your comment. You just described /pol/ perfectly.
It's full of teenagers and people who want to get paid to become a science, but actually are struggling learning how to do basic calculus and all that. There are some actual scientists, but they're usually limited to some threads in which people actually speak about specific subjects (like organic chemistry, or mechanical engineering).
Imagine an osmium type neutrino star falling into a water type star contained inside of a cup type star.
>each year we get a better understanding of deep space
This is a good feel anons.
Our grandparents mostly mastered earth orbit. We are looking deeper than they ever did.
Since this is space thread i will post this video here it proves my idea about robots building homes that protects from radiation thats why we need advanced AI. Last Spacex thread's op said that we dont need robots there couple of anons supported him, one cs student even said AI can be used only to decipher ciphered messages, you can teach AI whatever you want it to do it for you
SURF'S UP, AYYLMAO SHITS.
PREPARE YOUR GREEN ASS HOLES
>tfw warp 10
>the year is 2025
>space travel has been mastered due to the power of gravity and black holes
>especially your mom's
>an alien races has established contact
>perfect technological utopia
>tense relations and intergalactic banter
>one new flag has been added
>huge step in galactic harmony
>the world is awaiting the first ever off-world thread
>normies and world leaders are mashing F5 avidly
>it's being broadcast on live television
>the world is holding its breath
"ARGENTINIANS AREN'T WHITE"
>we will see a man land and die on Mars within our lifetime
Imagine all the memes
The most immediate benefits come from new kinds of technologies they develop to measure these things. Maybe in 50 or 100 years we can use actual gravitational waves for something
>laymen who want to feel smart pretend to be interested in this boring shit they don't understand
literally the "i fucking love science" crowd
>Don't expect us to have enough energy to do anything close in our lifetimes tho.
Don't expect us to have than energy ever. We are speaking about black hole the mass of about 20 suns falling into black hole the mass of about 30 suns. You can't even begin to imagine how much energy is that! See the pic...? Spoiler warning: We are never leaving.
>Spoiler warning: We are never leaving.
If we make it to Mars, count your blessings. There will never be a galactic empire spanning lightyears, composed of transhumanist immortals bending space-time to their will.
With enough green screen and CGI, anything looks possible.