The Absurdity of Detecting Gravitational Waves

  • Опубликовано: 5 янв 2017
  • A head-vaporizing laser with a perfect wavelength detecting sub-proton space-time ripples.
    Huge thanks to Prof Rana Adhikari and LIGO:
    Here's how he felt when he learned about the first ever detection:
    Thanks to Patreon supporters:
    Nathan Hansen, Donal Botkin, Tony Fadell, Saeed Alghamdi, Zach Mueller, Ron Neal
    Support Veritasium on Patreon:
    A lot of videos have covered the general overview of the discovery of gravitational waves, what they are, the history of the search, when they were found but I wanted to delve into the absurd science that made the detection possible.
    When scientists want one megawatt of laser power, it's not just for fun (though I'm sure it's that too), it's because the fluctuations in the number of photons is proportional to their square root, making more powerful beams less noisy (as a fraction of their total). The smoothest mirrors were created not for aesthetic joy but because when you're trying to measure wiggles that are a fraction the width of a proton, a rough mirror surface simply won't do.
    Filmed by Daniel Joseph Files
    Music by Kevin MacLeod, "Black Vortex" (appropriately named)
    Music licensed from Epidemic Sound "Observations 2" (also appropriately named)
  • Длительность: 9:07
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Комментарии: 5 635

  • paskwawi2007
    paskwawi2007 7 часов назад

    Just more lies from mainstream "pop' science. We live in a electric universe. Hell there is growing evidence that gravity is just a secondary effect of electricity. Watch "The primer fields" here on youtube. It shows how electromagnetic fields "lock" material objects in orbits and geometical shapes...

  • Joe Chang
    Joe Chang 22 часа назад

    liar, bs science, soon will be exposed.

  • seanissomething
    seanissomething День назад

    How does this help mankind plz? Is this the machine that stops war or the one that stops famine? I’m confused.

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 23 часа назад

      You're definitely confused. Why the hell do you think this machine is here to stop famine? If you don't want famine, protest against professional sports or entertainment which cost thousands of times as much every year; don't complain about science experiments which advance technology.

  • Michael L
    Michael L День назад

    Detecting down to 1/1000 of the width of a proton? How again?

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 23 часа назад

      It's interferometry with ultra-stable lasers and mirrors.

  • Tim Fox
    Tim Fox 2 дня назад

    So... What evidence do they suggest indicates that two collapsing black holes are to blame for this interferometer reading!? Is there anything at all to back up that conveniently exciting narrative?

  • Sid Viscous
    Sid Viscous 3 дня назад

    If gravitational waves exist, then what is their wavelength?

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 23 часа назад

      They do exist and you can find the rough wavelength by knowing that they travel at light speed and the frequency detected was in the range 100 - 1000 Hz.

  • hackman
    hackman 4 дня назад

    4:48 but the safety glasses will save your eyes :)

  • Joe Chang
    Joe Chang 4 дня назад

    the whole idea of gravity wave is bs
    gravity is instantaneous. end story.

  • Bernd J P
    Bernd J P 4 дня назад

    So making a full-space detector, these machines require a third arm. Not one additionally going vertically into the ground but by something like a tripod buried in the ground with precise 90 degree angles between the three directions of space.

  • Max Headrom
    Max Headrom 5 дней назад

    And all hands to Michelson and Morley - the authors of the most important failed experiment ever who started up to prove the existense of Aether and ended up detecting gravitational waves.

  • -
    - 6 дней назад

    Wait... but how did they know WHEN the gravitational waves would hit earth? How long did they last?

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 3 дня назад

      LIGO has been trying to see gravitational waves for over a decade.

    • -
      - 4 дня назад

      how long after did the waves come, from when the detector was first started?

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 4 дня назад

      They didn't know, the detector is looking all the time. The waves were detected for about half a second.

  • LRoy Shreding
    LRoy Shreding 6 дней назад

    First you must State ( WHAT IS GRAVITY ? ) Since you can not state what gravity is or what is made out of your Fantasy of Gravity Waves is complete Bovine Excrement !! Wake up stop obeying your Religion of Quantum Atomism and your God Einstein .

  • Lurch Hightower
    Lurch Hightower 7 дней назад

    More pseudo science. Fluctuating pressure (vibration) from the beyond, and somehow it helps prove black holes and it's coined as "gravitational waves"...
    Spacetime cannot do anything because it's pure fantasy. Yes, they measured a vibration, but their conclusions are wrong. Stop talking about the sensitivity of the systems; instead, question their assumptions.

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 7 дней назад

      what assumptions are you questioning?
      _Spacetime cannot do anything because it's pure fantasy_
      Justify this statement by referring to disagreements between theory and experiment.
      _Yes, they measured a vibration, but their conclusions are wrong._
      How so?

  • Toni Butaru
    Toni Butaru 8 дней назад

    Gravitational waves proven to exist in 2017

  • Ahmet Özgür
    Ahmet Özgür 8 дней назад

    Nice channel

  • SassyHershsey SassyHershey
    SassyHershsey SassyHershey 9 дней назад

    Off to North Korea for a trade show........

  • SassyHershsey SassyHershey
    SassyHershsey SassyHershey 9 дней назад

    so why would not DARPA weaponize this - that's where the money is? Or is this their project really........

  • matt k
    matt k 9 дней назад

    I love what you said, it seems we are st s point where nature doesn’t want you to know.

  • Jakob Jones
    Jakob Jones 9 дней назад

    I wonder how many humans could have been saved with the money and resources that scientists use to detect things trying to find God? I don't think god wants to be found...

    • Soyoko U.
      Soyoko U. 7 дней назад

      Jakob Jones Who says that they want to find God? He isn't relevant in the domain is science

  • Boaty Mc Boatface
    Boaty Mc Boatface 10 дней назад +1

    Oh look thumbs down from geocentric flatearth christian fundamentalists.

  • Jeffrey Rocks
    Jeffrey Rocks 10 дней назад

    Nature does not want us to go further? Like nature has a mind of his own :P

  • Jeffrey Moffitt
    Jeffrey Moffitt 10 дней назад

    But we can't end world hunger??

  • swagalina
    swagalina 10 дней назад

    science is doing incredible work im interested to see the applications

  • Test Channel
    Test Channel 10 дней назад

    The main problem with detecting gravitational waves is that they don't exist.

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 7 дней назад

      Except the *experiment* shows that they do.

  • DutchHeretic
    DutchHeretic 11 дней назад

    All this super high tech and still measuring in inches ??
    That is what I call *ABSURD*

  • ducksoup2007
    ducksoup2007 11 дней назад

    I don't fully understand it but it is very cool

  • Jd Dalisay
    Jd Dalisay 11 дней назад

    How do you measure 10^-18 with 10^-6? You make up the loss of quality through the increase in quantity by using 1 megawatt of photons. It would be like a seismograph that uses a steady stream of falling sand into a hole, to measure disturbances. The sand that is out of place as the rest (not entering the hole) reveals the disturbance that caused it to be out of place, so it needs a lot of sand all the time.

  • TheAudioDelight
    TheAudioDelight 11 дней назад


  • Red Rooster
    Red Rooster 11 дней назад

    In ten years time, this experiment will turn out to be completely wrong but that's the science of discovery if you don't ask questions about everything around you, then you will remain stupid.

  • W. Hoffman
    W. Hoffman 11 дней назад

    Almost simultaneously is the problem with the idea. What is "almost"?

  • dakrontu
    dakrontu 11 дней назад

    Where do they dump the megawatt of power? That would boil several kettles per second.
    Or does it just produce very short intermittent bursts a few thousand times per second so that in fact the continuous power is just kilowatts at most?

  • BetterThanObits
    BetterThanObits 11 дней назад

  • midlander4
    midlander4 11 дней назад

    Brilliant description - Prof Rana Adhikari rocks. After watching months of BS pseudoscience YouTube videos (especially the uber-delusional Stephen Greer and Nassim Haramein, to name but two) it's fantastic to see someone who's totally clued up, passionate and loves the mystery and wonder of real-life physics. And weirdly, he's not selling DVDs, books or self-help courses. Funny that...

  • Joe Chang
    Joe Chang 11 дней назад

    bs. why can't they detect cme or earthquake?

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      You're doing it again. You've started a secret conversation in your head that only you know then expect me to be on the same wavelength. If you have medication it might be a good time to take it. The OP isn't about science. It's about earthquakes and something called cme. Since I don't know or care what cme is I decided to answer your question about earthquakes. If you don't want to know the answer then why ask the question.

    • Joe Chang
      Joe Chang День назад

      if you believe atoms are as science told you, 1 electron and 1 proton able to form a hydrogen atom, you are a fool.
      you know opposite charges attract each other, but you don't ask why? how? the precise mechanism of the atomic structure.
      you follow others, worship big names, listen to teachers, read books. smart enough to not question. you are a sheeple.
      another example, common science lie. escape velocity.
      science told you that if a rock is moving at over 7 mi/c=25,000 mi/h away from earth, it will never return, it will fly away forever.
      you believe it is true, never had a doubt. right?
      let me ask you, is the rock always attracted by earth gravity at all the times?
      is the rock decelerating all the time under gravity?
      is the rock slowing down by time?
      will the rock slow down to zero speed some day?
      after that day, which way the rock moves?
      will the rock soon or later come back to earth?
      is science lied? are you a fool?
      are you honest?

    • Joe Chang
      Joe Chang День назад

      science lies are lies too. can you think straight?

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      Your comment has nothing to do with the video nor anything to do with any of the comments in this thread, so there's not enough conjunction in the context to enable a conversation. It's like someone asked, what's one plus one, and the other person replied bats ate pigs.

    • Joe Chang
      Joe Chang День назад

      nasa faked moon landing, some shadows are right under the object, means they made the video at noon time, which is not morning time as they said/should.
      nasa, china, japan all fake news about solar sails work in space, photons able to transfer momentum to solar sail to accelerate spaceship.
      they lied right in front your eyes.
      if light/photon has momentum, why is laser beam cannot bend a flame? why is light mill not moving in a hard vacuum?
      all space missions are fake, cuz they faked the time delay for space radio transmission.
      light/em waves travel in vacuum space at an infinite speed, only within mediums at a limited speed.
      so any communication takes more than 1/100 second is faked.
      all scientists think light speed is c in the vacuum, they all wrong.
      if light speed is limited in vacuum space, all stars, galaxies we see are from the past, how we map the universe and measure the total mass?
      it is all bs, all lies.
      there is no solar wind. what mechanism? why protons and electrons on the way to earth do not attract each other and form into hydrogen atoms? why does gravity not pull them back into the sun?
      van allan belts? what's mechanism? the sun's energy/radiation/light strength decay at 1/rr, the only way to find stronger radiation is to get closer.
      near around earth, radiation strength is the same, within the atmosphere, it decreases.
      so between earth and the moon, the radiation strength is about the same, less within our atmosphere.
      em drive? powered by quantum vacuum virtual plasma. it is voodoo science.
      ligo detected gravity wave from 1.3 billion years ago? you wave hand will produce more detectable gravity wave than far away stars explode. why can't ligo detect cme or earthquake?
      gravity wave speed is infinite, gravity has to be instantaneous, otherwise, no planets can stay in orbit.

  • mikefromspace
    mikefromspace 11 дней назад

    Wow this is how they spend my taxes. They could have just used the money to build a faster than light spacecraft capable of viewing the waves with 2 copper plates and an oscilloscope for 1/10 the cost.

  • SRV. 123
    SRV. 123 11 дней назад

    Ben Affleck shows us how the government blows a few billion dollars for no good reason.

  • Arturas Karbocius
    Arturas Karbocius 11 дней назад

    Earth quakes and even railroad tracks have bigger impact on precision of measurement. Also watts are not energy unit femto and piko second lasers only have 2 micro joules of energy is impossible small unit of energy, blue ray disc have one megawatt energy :)

  • Robert Richart
    Robert Richart 11 дней назад

    As said before, math is not physics

  • A-random-stormtrooper
    A-random-stormtrooper 12 дней назад

    Looking forward to 2100 when we can all go gravity wave surfing in space 😎👍

  • an8er
    an8er 12 дней назад

    It doesn't convince me. And I've heard a lot of stuff from science, lately, that sounds... I don't know. Not right.

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      That's just the background noise of fake news. Doesn't make everything fake. For example, ask yourself if you're fake. If you conclude yes, then you know at least one thing that is real. Ergo, not everything is fake.

  • brano banano
    brano banano 12 дней назад

    1.3 billion years ago... fairytale for retards..

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe 14 часов назад

      No, yours obviously. Thought that was obvious. Why am I encouraging a troll lol? Why don't trolls commit suicide rather then infest the internet with their shite?

    • brano banano
      brano banano 19 часов назад

      Aaron Lowe that's yours right?

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      Most retarded comment I've ever read lol. Congrats.

  • Gilberto Francisco
    Gilberto Francisco 12 дней назад

    just a tought and a little joke ..dont take me wrong ... but the black guy in the white shirt dont do much iron ... that white shirt looks like it has been chewed by a brontosaurus and spit it off :D

  • bugsan
    bugsan 12 дней назад

    Could they build a third beam, going in Z direction (4km underground) ?

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      They could but I'm not sure what that would achieve. It was also be a lot more expensive.

  • Solomon Williams
    Solomon Williams 12 дней назад

    Who knew Jimmy Fallon was a science buff.

  • strontiumXnitrate
    strontiumXnitrate 12 дней назад

    That is the coolest professor of physics I have ever laid my eyes on.

  • David Vermillion
    David Vermillion 12 дней назад

    A megawatt? So a diesel locomotive could power two or three of them lasers.

    • David Vermillion
      David Vermillion День назад

      Most locomotives have an engine that delivers 4,500 bhp to the wheels (a few make 6,000+HP)
      4500 HP is 3.3 megawatts.
      Also do most Sats need com systems with that much power?

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      I used to work with 900 kilowatt amps that if you opened the back would vaporize you, the building you're in and probably half the town in a straight line. All that was used for was satellite comms.

  • Dennis R. Levesque
    Dennis R. Levesque 12 дней назад

    You forgot to account for the fact that gravity waves distort/stretch both space and time as a unit. Therefore, using a laser as a "measuring stick" to measure that distortion is invalid because the time component is likewise distorted. The only way to measure the distortion is to use an undistorted "measuring stick" that is external to the gravity wave that's doing the distortion you're trying to measure. The only way to measure a gravity wave distortion from inside the gravity wave itself, is to use a "measuring stick" that is not affected by space or time (laser is affected by both). I don't think you'll ever find one of those, until you find another dimension from which to measure.

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe 13 часов назад

      Ok, I'll also watch it again and post a timestamp. No point me explaining it when they do better than I can. Watch from 5:22. It's explained there. If I hadn't heard this I would have reached the same conclusion you did. The solution is incredibly simple.

    • Dennis R. Levesque
      Dennis R. Levesque 13 часов назад

      I watched it again. And, I still didn't see it. You need a better animation and explain how you measure the wavelength without calculating it using frequency. You mentioned the difference of brightness between the two beams, but I still don't see how this is a good measurement.

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe 14 часов назад

      Watch the video and they explain why this doesn't matter.

    • Dennis R. Levesque
      Dennis R. Levesque 22 часа назад

      To Aaron Lowe : Since both space and time are distorted as a unit, even tho only one leg of the detector is distorted, both legs of lasers will still return at the same time, looking as if no distortion took place.

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      No, they didn't forget this. Watch the video again.

  • Jobje Rabbeljee
    Jobje Rabbeljee 12 дней назад

    We can put a spherical matrix over a square dot, but we can not visualize the incessant 5G frequencies ?

  • Imtiaz Hussain
    Imtiaz Hussain 12 дней назад

    Making us fool

  • manuel gonzalez
    manuel gonzalez 13 дней назад

    This video produce more ?????????? And no answers to theories and concepts about space and time,what is GRAVITY?....matter and energy

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      It wasn't attempting to do any of those things.

  • Beth Pope
    Beth Pope 13 дней назад

    its not bending anything other than your mind

  • Beth Pope
    Beth Pope 13 дней назад

    these wodals are just getting bigger longer does any one notese

  • Beth Pope
    Beth Pope 13 дней назад

    if times irrelivent it mite of gust happened now and now

  • SA66
    SA66 13 дней назад

    I drilled a hall from ground to sky and bended 130%.Non sense let's see what is time -nothing 0.its just speed of physical and chemical processes!space nothing 0 has no binging no how person in right mined can connect time and space and then bend them together))))

  • chales dor
    chales dor 13 дней назад +1

    there is no such thing as gravity, or time......dumbass earthlings.

  • SA66
    SA66 14 дней назад

    Why you think that that's because spade got bended??

  • SA66
    SA66 14 дней назад +1

    Adepts of Einstein are funny.this looks guys forgot about formal logic laws)Whay

  • Floris Meulenbelt
    Floris Meulenbelt 14 дней назад

    Hall wipe expand deal eastern discussion statement pure background

  • Greg Christopfel
    Greg Christopfel 14 дней назад

    And how does this benefit mankind? Just curios.

    • grraadd
      grraadd 13 дней назад

      definitely it benefits government bureaucrats, who just got a Nobel Prize - just two humans (the rest is counting losses), but still ;-)

  • Brendan Carton
    Brendan Carton 14 дней назад

    "If everything is stretching, how do you know anything is stretching?" I'd been scratching my head over this. Best answer I've heard starts at 5:22

  • lizard man
    lizard man 14 дней назад

    Very interesting Ty

  • Stephen Crumley
    Stephen Crumley 14 дней назад +1

    Today's scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.
    Nikola Telsa

    • Josh Hoover
      Josh Hoover 11 дней назад

      If something in the same vein as Moore's law is true for quantum computing (which is one of my assumptions) then I expect cloud based access to quantum computers within 10 years. Since it is somewhat common to run across computationally hard problems that can be efficiently solve on quantum computers I expect that I will have the opportunity to do so since I am a programmer.
      Not much of a stretch IMO.

    • Stephen Crumley
      Stephen Crumley 11 дней назад

      Josh Hoover in 10 years I'll still be in the same field I'm in currently and have been in since 2003, Fluid Dynamics, engineering systems which will be substantially more effective and efficient than current versions. That is if I am still alive and society hasn't crumbled. However, your assumption of what you'll be doing in 10 years is as ridiculous as the scientific thesis you believe which are also oddly enough, exactly identical to your expectations of what you'll be doing, based on speculation and assumptions. It's more likely in 10 years you'll still be in mom's basement, commenting on YouTube under a false username because of your lack of testicles and/or any testosterone.

    • Josh Hoover
      Josh Hoover 11 дней назад

      Stephen Crumley We'll see. A decade from now I expect to be programming quantum computers; wonder what you'll be doing?

    • Stephen Crumley
      Stephen Crumley 11 дней назад

      Josh Hoover too much truth in my statement huh, I along with everyone else knew there would be exaggerated post attempting to disprove my statement but like I suspected, it's just a rambling that doesn't prove anything except what I said is true. We all know it, a fake channel with rambling comments won't change realty bruh 😘

    • Josh Hoover
      Josh Hoover 11 дней назад

      If one is into conspiracy theories, one might believe that the NSA already has quantum computers which they use the break several widely used encryption algorithms.

  • TODOR brassmonger Official ft. cloudance

    Is it possible to detect a earthquake instead of gravity Waves.?

  • royalspin
    royalspin 14 дней назад

    Good video .I like how this breaks it down and explains why it's able to get the job done for those who have been critical of the expense or feasibility . Science is always competing against the military for the budget . Obviously the military gets it's cut considering the laser technology that's been developed and refined by scientist . Hopefully some day scientist will no longer be pawns for the military and no longer have their inventions used to cause harm . Not within my life time I'm sure ,but perhaps some day if we survive our infancy .

  • Zafoshin
    Zafoshin 14 дней назад

    I don't get it. 1st I thought change in wavelength was to be measured. This
    means that even though both the tubes and the light get stretched we don't care; we only need to detect a different wavelength than that of our laser.
    Then it switches to distance traveled, which should be irrelevant of changed wavelength, because light speed is always c. This means that even though both the tubes and the light get stretched we don't care; light doesn't get faster when it gets stretched, but the distance gets bigger.
    Clearly I'm missing sth.

  • David Anber
    David Anber 15 дней назад +1

    1:54 vs. 7:20 — which is it?

  • Przemysław Krasiński
    Przemysław Krasiński 15 дней назад

    People will not stop to amaze me how using so simple concepts they can put in on new lvls of reality.
    This device is like in past 2 stiks in different places casting shadows on different angles helped ancients to calculate radius od a planet :) Or using trigonometry and other mathematics ancients calculated a distance beetween earth and moon and moons diameter :)
    GL people ;) I hope you will not eradicate yourselves before you reach a truth :)

    • grraadd
      grraadd 13 дней назад

      Only ancients were measuring and calculating real things... not made up BS. Space and time are completely abstract.
      Can you measure a speed of a shadow, or bend it or water it so it grows?

  • rudolf muradyan
    rudolf muradyan 16 дней назад +1

    Supercomputer black hole collisions make fake gravitational waves.

  • MFP 2241
    MFP 2241 16 дней назад

    So... Then, what the hell they detected?

  • Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar
    Mikrofonlar Kralarına Cevaplar 16 дней назад

    Okay as if we take a start from the beginning.. let us set concentration focusing on fall speed differences. Like what: a very fast turning disk cannot be collapsed as easy as a non moving disk and this rule is used in very big ship engineerings to resist big waves' and sea-drag effects. With such big mass options gravitational variables can be put into and begot under measurements more easily or practically I assume. Maybe the thing needed is a voidness that is as much possible as an ultumate or closer to an ultimate voidness (vacancy, emptiness). Here just as the video represents 90 degree cracking key for variables will/shall be another distinguishment or will/can stereofy the evaluations and indications.. and relativity/relations can thus have explanatory -along with other degrees.
    Best wishes.

  • Bijou Bakson
    Bijou Bakson 16 дней назад

    That's a lot of equipment just to measure something, not to take away the enormity of the discovery of course! I am just wandering if there are other uses for this lab that's not discussed? anyone?

  • 11tigerclaw11
    11tigerclaw11 16 дней назад

    gravitational waves move at the speed of light?

    • Josh Hoover
      Josh Hoover 11 дней назад

      Yes, we can watch the black holes merge with x ray telescopes and see gravatational lensing at the same time we detect the gravitational waves.

    • teddansonLA
      teddansonLA 16 дней назад


  • WaynesWorkVlog
    WaynesWorkVlog 17 дней назад

    but didnt we just detect them...?

  • Durahl
    Durahl 17 дней назад

    @04:46 After that statement you kind of HAVE to wonder about the purpose of the protective glasses they keep wearing while near it.

  • K_ Ralph
    K_ Ralph 17 дней назад

    If i got money to build the most expensive mesurement device twice and i would know no one can deny my results i would prank and say:" i found what we have searched for ! Job is done, good work, now its time to sell it to military. i am bored to watch this red light anyway!"

  • Alex Tsukernik
    Alex Tsukernik 17 дней назад

    The reality of gravitational waves is really awesome, it is real and it gives insight into the concept of space time ripples, outer space phenomenon and where people fit in the universe!

  • Shreyas Rd
    Shreyas Rd 17 дней назад

    "that's like an awe inspiring kinda energy "

  • Rexy Rex
    Rexy Rex 17 дней назад

    There's waves on waves, and you are a re-t@rd

  • Chad Swans
    Chad Swans 18 дней назад +8

    Cough cough........BULLSH.............T!!!!

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      Cough cough.....attention......seeker!!!!

  • Harry Seldon
    Harry Seldon 18 дней назад

    I understand they have a quarter of a million 'chirp' graphs stored on the computer created by mathematicians using predictions from virtually created black holes. They run an algorithm which goes through the quarter of a million graphs and try match them with what the experiment just captured, then hey presto, 2 Black holes millions of light years away sent a wobble through space. So the graph matches what some mathematician imagined the ripple of two black holes colliding may look like. Sounds a bit iffy if you ask me. But hey what do I know?

  • iyess iyess
    iyess iyess 18 дней назад

    nice, thank you

  • please help
    please help 19 дней назад

    reminder that homo sapiens were engineered for eating squirrels and goring mammoths, spent 94% of its time gathering berries in the wild, 97% of its time not knowing how to convey words without painting, and 99.91% of its time not washing their hands after making a doo-doo. for 99.999% of human history, we did not know that gravity itself could ripple. that changed thanks to an event that took place in a timespan 6500 times longer than the existence of modern man.

  • zseven
    zseven 19 дней назад

    Wait somewhere i heard that its possible that our universe is in a black hole. This means this black hole merge could be a merge of two universes? lol, im done.

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    Perhaps the BIG QUESTION is what older #1. Speed of Light or #2. Our planets in our Solar System!

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    It like a object a falling plastic ball falling in to the water pool creating a water wave, the wave will spread in all direction equally however at a certain distance the wave will disappear however in space the opposite maybe true because in space the wave interacting with a floating object in space will slow the wave more and more until it disappear completely.

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    I started to have a deep thinking wondering if it real in reality or it made up about couple of subject such as 1. Black Hole 2. Gravitational Wave

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    The closest to creating a gravitational wave rather then space is a pool fill with water either in the surface or under the surface to create a gravitational wave in the pool.

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    Totally agree with you Adrian G, that experiment should be made done in space rather then down to Earth, perhaps the results will be different then this results down to Earth.

  • Juan Longoria
    Juan Longoria 19 дней назад

    History the real history of the true about any subject cause $ serious money to know the real true about any subject, so people have to rethink everything about what we know about any particular subject.

  • Teemo OP
    Teemo OP 20 дней назад

    universe y u do dis :c?

  • Scott Haliday
    Scott Haliday 20 дней назад

    Pretty cool stuff. I enjoy all of these videos.

  • bcherbs
    bcherbs 21 день назад

    Money well spent ?

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  • SuperN0va
    SuperN0va 21 день назад

    Hopefully we won't find out in a year that during the test, someone dropped a deuce and threw off the measurement.

  • Mactan Newtown
    Mactan Newtown 21 день назад

    i for one is

  • bepowerification
    bepowerification 21 день назад

    I love how at 3:38 the physicist realizes his interviewer knows what he's talking and asking about and how happy he is about it :)

  • James Young
    James Young 22 дня назад +1

    So does this video say how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? Absolutely no real evidence for the existence of black holes. Gravity is such a weak force.

  • kaye swanson
    kaye swanson 22 дня назад

    i lost it when mans said mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmMMMMBup.

    • kaye swanson
      kaye swanson 22 дня назад

      and derek was sat there like :D is this a joke

  • Michael Ryd
    Michael Ryd 22 дня назад +3

    At 5.40 mr Rana says it´s all bogus and can´t be made... I think the video should have ended there!

    • Aaron Lowe
      Aaron Lowe День назад

      Life doesn't exist, nor does the universe or reality. Prove me wrong. I can explain away anything you say as proof it doesn't exist. Language doesn't override reality even though we can make it seem like it does.

  • Michael Ryd
    Michael Ryd 23 дня назад

    If it´s two blackholes smashing and we are seeing a true gravitational wave, how is it possible that it has different frequency in Hanford and Livingston? Just asking...

  • Michael Ryd
    Michael Ryd 23 дня назад

    This is all guessing... and no science! If you don´t know if gravitational waves even exist, how the hell do you know how they sounds.... In summary you have no idea  what you have measured, it can be anything......