Einstein got it right: Gravitational waves exist in spacetime

February 11, 2016 9:30 PM

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Scientists who have spent decades peering into outer space announced Thursday they have detected gravitational waves, the ripples in spacetime that Albert Einstein long ago predicted.

“We have detected gravitational waves. We did it!” David Reitze, a physicist and executive director of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, announced at the National Press Club in Washington, to applause.

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