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Gravity Wave Generation Demonstration

August 14th, 2016 by Steven Pomeroy | No Comments | Filed in Gravity


Gravitational waves were first detected on September 14, 2015 by both of the twin Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington. ┬áThese waves were generated by a pair of black holes that orbited each other at very high speeds – close to the speed of light!

So how are these waves generated?  Steve Mould has made a model that (very impressively) demonstrates how these gravitational waves were generated: