A second set of gravity waves have [been] detected

Watts Up With That?

Readers may recall when we covered the first detection of gravity waves from space, heralding a new era in astronomy. It was big news. Now, a second detection has been announced.

From NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: (h/t to Dr. Leif Svalgaard)

A new sky is becoming visible. When you look up, you see the sky as it appears in light — electromagnetic radiation. But just over the past year, humanity has begun to see our once-familiar sky as it appears in a different type of radiation — gravitational radiation. Today, theLIGO collaboration is reporting the detection of GW151226, the second confirmed flash of gravitational radiation after GW150914, the historic first detection registered three months earlier.

As its name implies, GW151226 was recorded in late December of 2015. It was detected simultaneously by both LIGO facilities in Washington and Louisiana, USA

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