Category Archives: Uncategorized

Attack of the Gravitational Wave!

We’re back with a Nobel-Prize-winning episode (in that we discuss something that will win a Nobel prize)! A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, two big black holes (no jokes, please) collided with each other releasing a ginormous amount of energy that has propagated across the universe as the tiniest stretching and jiggling of space itself. Jim Cooney joins Josh and Addie to talk about the first direct detection of the waving of space-time (in other words, gravitational waves).

After listening to our episode here you will understand everything, but if you want to read more to kill time (or make time wave), here are some other good sources of information on gravitational waves.

Scientific American article.

Science Magazine

Good general explanation of gravitational waves.