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Observing Einstein's gravitational waves
Friday, April 08, 2005

A hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his theory of relativity. On this occasion, Euronews' Space magazine plunges into the subject of gravitational waves and features the joint ESA-NASA "LISA" mission which hopes to detect them in space.

The existence of gravitational waves stems from Einstein's postulates. When very massive bodies are disturbed, they radiate waves or ripples that travel through space. Objects they encounter vibrate without moving, but as a consequence of the deformation of the space-time texture in which they are at rest.
Full story from ESA Portal.

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Einstein A to Z * Karen C. Fox and Aries Keck
Wiley publishing * Publication date: August 2004 * ISBN: 0-471-46674-3 * $17.95 paperback * 300 pp