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carolb Wrote:
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> Jonny, another question or two:
>
> What practical use, if any, is the discovery of
> these waves? What can scientists do now, with
> this knowledge?
>
> How did they know that they were caused by the
> collisions of these two particular black holes?
> Were these objects known in advance, and were
> scientists already watching them?
>
> Carol


Carol,

why are you bothering with such minutiae?
when there are grants and papers to write
conferences to attend,
career encompassing new detectors to build
all so very exciting and giddy

why would you want to spoil all this over
"details"

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Re: gravity waves "detected" 528 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 420 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 522 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 439 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 476 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 326 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 429 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 476 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 530 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 395 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 432 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 327 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 343 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 343 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 444 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 452 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 381 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 358 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 396 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 310 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 248 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 342 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 465 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 405 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 263 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 351 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 413 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 423 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 376 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 394 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 329 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 464 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 446 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 377 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 375 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 443 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 413 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 282 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 356 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 496 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 318 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 430 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 432 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
Really? 331 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:11
Re: Really? 438 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 424 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 433 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 382 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 467 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 458 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 542 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 01:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 365 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 407 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 295 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 373 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 462 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 404 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 251 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 564 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 507 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 335 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
Black holes and big bangs can't co-exist 438 laughin 13-Mar-16 04:52
Re: gravity waves "detected" 373 brett z 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 384 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 295 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 239 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 314 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 363 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 477 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 376 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 465 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 476 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 408 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 515 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 449 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 443 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 430 laughin 04-May-16 13:15
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 438 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 254 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
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Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 309 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 363 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
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Re: LIGO press conf, June 15 381 D-Archer 15-Jun-16 14:48


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