Wal Thornhill: An Examination of “Gravitational Waves” | Space News

On February 11, 2016, a team of scientists announced the “discovery” of gravitational waves, or so-called ripples in space/time. Science media have proclaimed the purported discovery a confirmation of a prediction of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. In this Space News, physicist Wal Thornhill begins our coverage of the issue with a skeptical examination of the “discovery” — a skepticism thus far startlingly absent in science media.

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