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Why scientists are so excited over first detection of gravitational waves

Why scientists are so excited over first detection of gravitational waves

Since humans first gazed at the heavens, they have observed the universe primarily through the window of the electromagnetic spectrum, including visible light waves, radio waves, and X-rays.

But it turns out that using light in its various forms is not the only way to peer into space.

Now, with the ability to detect gravitational waves, scientists say they will be able to document distant phenomena that would otherwise be obscured or hidden.

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