Gravitational waves are disturbances in the fabric of space-time because of the accelerating masses, and the accelerated masses are propagated as waves from the primary source at the speed of light. The gravitational waves were proposed by both Henri Poincare and Albert Einstein in his Theory of Relativity. The gravitational waves were detected in 2016, and they have opened a new gate for discoveries and information about the Universe, the Big Bang, and other recent events.
How Can the Gravitational Waves Be Detected?
With the help of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and billion dollars invested in the technology, the gravitational waves have been detected. LIGO is a detector that is continually watching for waves to happen. The scientists say that after gravitational waves pass through Earth, and leaves a mark that can be detected. These gravitational waves are leaving permanent changes to LIGO, and it corresponds with the predictions of the General Relativity.
Moreover, scientists have found that the memories that are left by the gravitational wave on the particle, can be different and in much more than they think. They have discovered so far five memories and three new aftereffects. Also, after each detection of a gravitational wave, they could observe a unique insight into the properties of the phenomena and maybe, step by step they could confirm the Theory of General Relativity.
Furthermore, the scientists say that from each property they can extract information about the Cosmic Microwave Background that is the radiation remained from the Big Bang. Also, three new observables have been identified that show the effects of the gravitational waves. The three observables are “curve deviation,” “holonomy,” and the third is for observing the other two.
Finally, the scientists will search and observe the gravitational waves from now on with more enthusiasm, because much more information can be discovered. A plan is even to put a gravitational wave detector in space.
Laura grew up in a small town in northern Quebec. She studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married her husband one month later. They were then blessed with two baby boys within the first four years of marriage. Having babies gave their family a desire to return to the old paths – to nourish their family with traditional, homegrown foods; rid their home of toxic chemicals and petroleum products; and give their boys a chance to know a simple, sustainable way of life. They are currently building a homestead from scratch on two little acres in central Texas. There’s a lot to be done to become somewhat self-sufficient, but they are debt-free and get to spend their days living this simple, good life together with their five young children. Laura is an advocate for people with disabilities.