Why Gravitational Waves Are a Big Deal

Last week, it was announced that we’ve detected gravitational waves on Earth. Now, Hank explains what that means for the future and why it’s such a huge deal.
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Sources:
NSF/LIGO press conference in Washington, DC
http://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2016/02/13/could-gravitational-waves-ever-be-strong-enough-to-feel/#16b35afd4aac
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-future-of-gravitational-wave-astronomy/
http://www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-gravitational-waves-found-at-last-1.19361
https://www.advancedligo.mit.edu/summary.html
http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/gravitational-waves-exist-heres-how-scientists-finally-found-them
https://www.elisascience.org/
http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/13/10981478/gravitational-waves-detection-ligo-space-elisa-pulsar-timing
http://www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-gravitational-waves-found-at-last-1.19361?wafflebotContextId=2509043208

Images:
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11086
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LIGO_on_Hanford_Reservation.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ligo.svg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_spectrum#/media/File:Electromagnetic-Spectrum.svg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Black_Hole_Merger.jpg
https://www.elisascience.org/articles/elisa-mission/mission-concept
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein#/media/File:Einstein_1921_by_F_Schmutzer_-_restoration.jpg

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