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Physicists Have Literally Woven The Fabric Of Spacetime

EXCLUSIVE: Physicists Have Literally Woven The Fabric of Spacetime

Ripples in the fabric of spacetime, you say? Gabriela González, a professor of physics and astronomy at Louisiana State University and spokesperson for the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO), was wearing a very interesting garment at the National Press Center today, where gleeful physicists gathered to announce the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Gizmodo has learned that this scarf — which features the gravitational waveform of a black hole merger that took place 1.3 billion years ago — is one-of-a-kind for the moment. But Gonzalez says that LIGO hopes to print more of them and sell them in the near future. Soon, my friends, it won’t be a toga party without constant reminders that violent cosmic collisions are shaking every atom in your body.

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