ESO to announce an unprecedented discovery - Unexplained Mysteries

Friday, October 13 2017

ESO to announce an unprecedented discovery - Unexplained Mysteries

When super-massive objects spiral in toward each other at increasing speed, they distort space-time in a cyclical manner, creating gravitational waves.


This was predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, and has since been confirmed by observation. The distance between objects throughout space, is very slightly changed in a rhythmic manner. Measuring these changes in distance enables the detection of gravitational waves.