From 3 Billion Light Years Away, Third Gravitational Wave Detected

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 04:31 in Astronomy & Space

The third time's the charm for an international team of scientists, including physicists at California State University, Fullerton and their students, who made the latest detection of gravitational waves, emitted when two black holes collided to form a larger one from three billion light years away. When the first detection occurred Sept. 14, 2015, scientists confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opened an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos. For some undergrads at CSUF, it means jumping directly into doctoral programs at MIT, Brandeis and NYU.

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