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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" 539 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 430 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 533 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 448 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 490 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 336 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 440 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 487 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 546 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 405 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 443 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 336 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 352 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 353 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 451 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 464 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 390 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 367 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 407 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 320 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 257 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 353 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 475 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 415 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 273 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 361 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 423 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 434 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 385 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 404 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 340 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 475 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 465 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 385 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 383 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 457 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 425 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 293 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 367 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 506 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 325 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 341 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 441 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 446 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
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Re: Really? 446 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 435 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 443 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 392 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 477 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 471 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 374 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 416 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 304 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 383 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 472 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 415 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 262 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 576 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 519 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 345 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
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Re: gravity waves "detected" 383 brett z 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 394 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 305 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 250 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 373 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 487 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 389 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 481 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 488 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 419 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 526 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 460 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 455 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 439 laughin 04-May-16 13:15
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 448 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 263 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
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Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 318 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 373 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
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