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Gravity Makes News

Gravity Makes News

First the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) folks announced that both the CMS and ATLAS detectors saw a faint blip around 1750 Gev. Speculation abounds, but graviton production is one of the theories. A graviton is the hypothetical particle that carries the gravitational force. More data is required before the blip reaches the 5-sigma level of probability needed to declare a new particle. But gravity!

Then LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) announced the detection of Gravitational Waves. This not only confirms Einstein's prediction from 1915 but opens a whole new view into the Universe.

Both machines have taken decades to build, but the hard work is now starting to payoff big time.

A new era in Physics is about to begin!

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Content written and posted by Ken Abbott