Quotation of the day:
If you don't build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs- Dhirubhai Ambani |

Article Details

Gravitational Waves Might Leave Permanent Tears In Space-Time

By Editor 24 May 2017

Since their first confirmed observation last year, gravitational waves have been shaking up the world of astrophysics. This time, scientists have suggested that these waves could leave permanent scars in the fabric of space-time. Put simply, gravitational waves are ripples in space, and they’re really hard to make. Only two things cause them — collisions between neutron stars and collisions between black holes. Because these collisions are so violent, it’s possible that they’ve damaged the fabric of space-time forever. If they exist, they’d be only a fraction of the width of a proton. Scientists call this phenomenon “orphan memory.” If we are able to discover these tears, the application could allow us to peer into the formation of the early universe more clearly.