PHD Comics: Gravitational Waves Explained Simple explanation but really interesting for further understanding on gravitational waves. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind" Neil Armstrong quote
Einstein's gravitational waves 'seen' from black holes
Einstein's general theory of relativity suggests, among other things, that masses in space distort the geometry of space-time. In addition, moving objects emit waves of gravitational radiation that carry energy away into space.
Gravitational waves detected 100 years after Einstein's prediction: LIGO opens new window on the universe with observation of gravitational waves from colliding black holes - For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein's 1915 general theory of relativity and opens an unprecedented new window onto the cosmos.