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Universe, Volume 2, Issue 3 (September 2016)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) The cover picture represents an artistic depiction of "the ballet of two black holes" about to [...] Read more. The cover picture represents an artistic depiction of "the ballet of two black holes" about to merge. The full “ballet” produces some of the most powerful gravitational waves in the universe. Black hole merging often takes place very far away, and by the time the signal reaches our planet, it has diminished to a small whisper, also depicted in the picture. The theory behind gravitational waves was first established by Einstein's theory of general relativity in 1916, but the definite proof of its existence remained elusive until September 2015. The confirmation was announced until February 2016, after analysis by a team of more than 1,000 scientists. This year in May 31 it was announced the successful detection of gravitational waves for the third time in human history. A hundred years have passed, from Einstein´s General Relativity to the dawn of the birth of gravitational wave astronomy. View this paper