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gravitational wave

n.
A ripplelike fluctuation of spacetime traveling outward at the speed of light from its source in a gravitational interaction and carrying gravitational energy.

gravitational wave

n
(General Physics) physics another name for gravity wave

gravita′tional wave′


n.
(in general relativity) a propagating wave of gravitational energy produced by accelerating masses.
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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago, in his General Theory of Relativity, but these ripples in the fabric of spacetime were detected for the first time by humans only in September 2015.
5 million kilometres from Earth, on its mission to explore the existence of gravitational waves.
It gained fame when it proved the existence of gravitational waves, the ripples in spacetime predicted by Einstein's general theory of relativity.
This was the idea that prompted Einstein to predict the existence of gravitational waves.
Much theoretical work has also been done to either proof or disproof the existence of gravitational waves.
However, until September 2015, the existence of gravitational waves had not been directly detected.
Albert Einstein, often called the father of modern physics, had predicted the existence of gravitational waves almost 100 years ago.
TEHRAN (FNA)- After a century of waiting, physicists have finally confirmed the existence of gravitational waves.
Almost 100 years ago, the famous scientist Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves or ripples in the fabric of space-time in 1916.
Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves in his general theory of relativity a century ago, and scientists have been attempting to detect them for 50 years.
The existence of gravitational waves was put forth in theory 100 years ago by Albert Einstein.