For some time now astronomers are trying to prove Albert Einstein right by following what Einstein thought out of the question perceiving the indistinct ripples in the universe called gravitational waves. After failing persistently, they observed one.
Three American scientists procured the Nobel Prize in physics that instigated an entirely novel way to observe the cosmos. Sweden’s Royal Academy of Sciences made reference to the amalgamation extremely advanced theory and innovative apparatus design n awarding Rainer Weiss of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Barry Barish and Kip Thorne of the California Institute of Technology.
Thorne told The Associated Press in a phone interview that this is a victory for the entire humanity. These gravitational waves will assure important process for the humanity to traverse the Universe. The trio was constituent of a team of more than 1,000 astronomers who first perceived gravitational waves in September 2015. When this discovery was made public a few months later then it was a furor amongst the scientist community and local people. These waves transcend everything including human beings and transmit information on them which the astronomers could not lay their hands on.
Ariel Goobar of the Swedish academy said that this feat can be compared to Galileo’s discovering the telescope which permitted us to observe that Jupiter had moons. Suddenly we realized that the Universe is much huge than we could comprehend.
Weiss elucidates that eventually gravitational waves will aid science to know about the instant the universe emanated from nothingness.