Gravitational Waves Detected, Confirming Einstein’s Theory

Scientists have found evidence for one of Einstein’s famed prophecies. They captured the sound of black holes colliding.

That faint rising tone, physicists say, is the first direct evidence of gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. And it is a ringing (pun intended) confirmation of the nature of black holes, the bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape, which were the most foreboding (and unwelcome) part of his theory.

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