Gravitational Waves

The existence of curved spacetime opens up the possibility that ripples or waves can exist in the spacetime continuum. These ripples are called gravitational waves. Gravity waves could be produced from colliding black holes, supernova explosions and the black hole at the core of our Galaxy. During the core collapse of the supernova, vast amounts of matter are moved about at enormous speeds. The dense mass is surrounded by a strong gravitational field. Vigorous changes in gravity will produce ‘ripples’ in the geometry of space, and these ripples can propagate outward at the speed of light, i.e. gravity waves. Gravity … More