Massive Collisions & Catastrophes from distant Universes: LIGO records for the 2nd Time


The twin "Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory" (LIGO) device of the "Massachusetts Institute of Technology" (MIT) notifies universities for a detected gravitational wave caused by the collision of two powerful black holes 1.4 billion light years off the distance!

The first time LIGO received a beep like this was way back in Dec. 26, 2015, at 3:38 UTC.

Thanks to LIGO's operative team of highly-oriented scientists and physicists, large-scale funding traffic in MIT had definitely been utilized.

The main goal of LIGO project is to further give light to Einstein's famed "theory of general relativity", alongside a plethora of other advantages like close-face gravitational observation, quantum development and many more, MIT News reported.

Meanwhile, this is not the first time that MIT had stunned the world with its technological discoveries for it has contributed much to a quarter of advancement to fields in Engineering, Robotics, Information Technology, as well as Literature and the Arts, recalled Forbes.

Back to the observatory center-- the latest gravitational wave signal detected by LIGO has been interpreted by lead Scientist, Salvatore Vitale as a shining eureka among major universities questing for intimate access to binary black hole activities in the distant universe, said MIT News.

Starting out as a chirping noise, the phenomenon developed into a wave and brought along collision signals large enough to allegedly doppelganger our very own galaxy's "big-bang" proportions.

Moreover, this phenomenon has been noted and measured by LIGO operatives using the process of matched filtering and other movements of the space-time fabric.

Most interestingly, this significant discovery by the MIT will lead to more grants to other colleges and universities in America that are setting eyes on the exact academic interest, Mercury News reported.

Presently, scientists and academics from a number of colleges, namely Barnard College, Penn State University, etc. continue to discuss about whether more funding will get to be laid down for $1.1 billion-worth LIGO device counterparts.

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