Special Observatory Detects Gravitational Waves from Two Black Holes Colliding
The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), are a pair of ground-based observatories in Hanford, Washington, and Livingston, Louisiana managed by the National Science Foundation of the U.S.. While observing two distant black holes combine, the LIGO station recorded a short burst of wave energy from the space anomaly, proving Einstein's theory that gravity exists as an energy wave as part of the space-time fabric.
The gravitational waves were detected on September 14, 2015 at 5:51 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time (09:51 UTC) by both of the twin Laser
Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) detectors, located
in Livingston, Louisiana, and Hanford, Washington, USA.
Based on the observed signals, LIGO scientists estimate that the
black holes for this event were about 29 and 36 times the mass of the
sun, and the event took place 1.3 billion years ago. About 3 times the
mass of the sun was converted into gravitational waves in a fraction of a
second—with a peak power output about 50 times that of the whole
visible universe. By looking at the time of arrival of the signals—the
detector in Livingston recorded the event 7 milliseconds before the
detector in Hanford—scientists can say that the source was located in
the Southern Hemisphere.
According to general relativity, a pair of black holes orbiting
around each other lose energy through the emission of gravitational
waves, causing them to gradually approach each other over billions of
years, and then much more quickly in the final minutes. During the final
fraction of a second, the two black holes collide into each other at
nearly one-half the speed of light and form a single more massive black
hole, converting a portion of the combined black holes’ mass to energy,
according to Einstein’s formula E=mc2. This energy is emitted as a final strong burst of gravitational waves. It is these gravitational waves that LIGO has observed.
Einstein: Gravity Is An Energy Wave
Scientists have for 50 years been trying to detect gravity waves as described by Einstein in his theory of Relativity: Ripples in space-time created by massive, accelerating bodies. By observing the two distant black holes orbiting each other, the LIGO station detected the predicted short energy bursts.
This discovery paves the way for a new branch of astrophysics studying gravity waves as a unique phenomenon, especially the part looking at what creates gravity waves and powers them as an energy source. Scientists hope that studying gravity as a form of energy will help complement what we already know about electromagnetic radiation.
Prehistoric Nations Advanced Knowledge?
In this reach-unlimited.com's own Unravelling Mysteries section, we have already explored the possibility that electromagnetic energy and even sound energy can affect the specific gravity of stone bricks used in building ancient buildings and monuments, making them light and easily transportable. There is no known modern stonecraft technology that can replicate the same monuments with the same quality of construction.
Prehistoric societies like the Rama empire and Atlantis, and even Biblical Egypt may have been as advanced as possessing the knowledge of manipulating gravity for aircraft travel (UFOs as Vimanas) and for building ancient monuments that are in themselves markers for all the physical properties of our material universe. Rogue archaeologists have already discovered that many of scientific astrological data has already been encoded in the physical measurements of ancient monuments like the Gaza Pyramid, and this includes the speed of light.
Maybe the properties of gravity are even recorded in them!
Current Space Projects for Detecting Gravity Waves
For now, we have the European Space Agency leading the LISA Pathfinder mission, launched last
December to try out technologies designed for a future space-based gravitational wave
observatory. NASA built the ST-7 Disturbance Reduction System into
the payload of the LISA Pathfinder as part of space observatory multi-nation research effort.