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The Wave Hunters: Episode 1 - Expanded and Squeezed

The Wave Hunters: Episode 1 - Expanded and Squeezed

According to Albert Einstein, space-time behaves like an elastic mesh structure. The distortion of this mesh by massive objects, such as stars or planets, is what we refer to as gravitation. But even gigantic events, such as exploding stars or colliding galaxies, cause just a minute wobble of space-time that can only be measured with difficulty on earth. In spite of these challenges, scientists hope that the GEO600 will succeed....

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Universities/institutes
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Topics
Natural Sciences an Mathematics
Keywords
DFG Science TV, Wave Hunters, expansion, distortion, colliding galaxies, 2009
Copyright
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

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