Maria Womack
mariawomack @ gmail.com; 
@starzanplanets

©2019 by Maria Womack

Public Interest

 

USF researchers Womack and Wierzchos gather data useful for testing models of how the solar system formed and also how comets become active so far from the Sun.

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time. While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the existence of gravitational waves. Today, we have that confirmation, with the detection of gravitational waves by the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (aLIGO) detectors. Here we collect reactions and analysis from some of the leading astronomers and astrophysicists from around the world.