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The Future of Gravitational Waves

Season 2 Episode 36 | 5m 49s

On September 14th, 2015 LIGO announced the first detection of a gravitational wave. This was hailed at the time as the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy. However that’s only true if the we ever detect another gravitational wave. Now we have. On December 26th LIGO again observed the merger of two different black holes.

Aired: 11/19/16
Extras
To travel the stars without faster than light travel we’re going to need a generation ship.
Today we are jumping into a black hole. Again.
The Moon: humanity’s first destination beyond our atmosphere.
So how did humans figure out the solar system? Eclipses!
Is gravity just an emergent effect of entropy?
Is our 3-D universe is just the inward projection of an infinitely distant boundary?
What if aliens are deliberately keeping quiet for fear that they might be destroyed?
So what exactly is an EMP, and how dangerous are they?
The terrible singularity at the heart of the black hole may be no more.
Stephen Hawking's most famous prediction: the theory of Hawking Radiation.
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To travel the stars without faster than light travel we’re going to need a generation ship.
Today we are jumping into a black hole. Again.
The Moon: humanity’s first destination beyond our atmosphere.
So how did humans figure out the solar system? Eclipses!
Is gravity just an emergent effect of entropy?
Is our 3-D universe is just the inward projection of an infinitely distant boundary?
What if aliens are deliberately keeping quiet for fear that they might be destroyed?
So what exactly is an EMP, and how dangerous are they?
The terrible singularity at the heart of the black hole may be no more.
Stephen Hawking's most famous prediction: the theory of Hawking Radiation.