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Ripples in spacetime: Science’s 2016 Breakthrough of the Year

The discovery of ripples in spacetime—gravitational waves—shook the scientific world this year. It fulfilled a prediction made 100 years ago by Albert Einstein and capped a 40-year quest to spot the infinitesimal ripples. But instead of the end of the story, scientists see the discovery as the birth of a new field: gravitational wave astronomy.
Article: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/12/ripples-spacetime-sciences-2016-breakthrough-year

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