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WTF is LIGO & Why am I Hearing so Much About It?

LIGO-Laser interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (say that 5 times fast) observes gravitational waves.  Gravitational waves are ripples in the curvature of spacetime. No this is not a scifi movie.  At the point of a giant cataclysmic events such as the merging of two neutron stars or blackholes, binary stars, white dwarfs or supernovae.. These ripples were speculated by the Father of relativity himself, Einstein in 1916 when he published his Theory of Relativity. Gravitational waves transport energy in the form of gravitational radiation (similar to electromagnetic radiation) at the SPEED OF LIGHT!!!! WHOA DUDE