BBC News - Gravity waves spotted from white-dwarf pair
Jared Sperli stashed this in science
Researchers have spotted visible-light evidence for one of astronomy's most elusive targets - gravity waves - in the orbit of a pair of dead stars.
Until now, these ripples in space-time, first predicted by Einstein, have only been inferred from radio-wave sources.
But a change in the orbits of two white dwarf stars orbiting one another 3,000 light-years away is further proof of the waves that can literally be seen.
Ripples in space-time are such a cool idea.
now to go surf those waves...#drwho?
tribophysical waveform macro-kinetic extrapolator anyone?
It may be time to make a Dr. Who stash.
It may be time.
No later than Saturday tho... New Who starts on BBC1 at 11:20am pacific... likely available for torrenting by 12:30-12:45p.. :-)