WEB DESK: On Thursday scientists announced that they had hear the sound of two black holes colliding a billion light years away, proving right Einstien’s theory of relativity.
Einstien’s theory of relativity explained that time and space are linked to each other. He said that if mass travels at the same speed of light they would become one entity.
The faint rising tone, is the first evidence of gravitational waves, that ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago, the New York Times reported.
It completes his vision of a universe in which space and time are interwoven and dynamic, able to stretch, shrink and jiggle. And it is a ringing confirmation of the nature of black holes, the bottomless gravitational pits from which not even light can escape, which were the most foreboding (and unwelcome) part of his theory, a report published in the NYT said.
The international team says the first detection of these gravitational waves will usher in a new era for astronomy.
One of the UK’s foremost experts on black holes, Prof Stephen Hawking, told the BBC’s Pallab Ghosh that the discovery was groundbreaking, the BBC reported.