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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" 542 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 433 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 537 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 452 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 493 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 340 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 443 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 492 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 552 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 409 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 445 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 341 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 356 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 356 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 458 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 469 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 394 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 372 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 412 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 324 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 261 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 356 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 477 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 419 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 276 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 365 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 428 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 436 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 389 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 407 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 345 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 477 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 469 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 390 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 387 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
Gravity Waves of Propaganda the Sequel 374 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 460 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 428 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 296 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 371 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 509 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 329 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 345 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 320 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 15:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 444 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 455 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
Really? 345 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:11
Re: Really? 451 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 439 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 446 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 396 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 480 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 477 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 556 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 01:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 378 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 420 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 308 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 386 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 476 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 418 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 265 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 580 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 522 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 349 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
Black holes and big bangs can't co-exist 450 laughin 13-Mar-16 04:52
Re: gravity waves "detected" 388 brett z 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 397 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 308 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 258 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 331 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 376 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 491 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 392 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 487 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 491 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 423 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 529 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 462 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 460 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 443 laughin 04-May-16 13:15
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 452 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 266 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 478 laughin 10-May-16 13:27
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 320 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 377 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
how many times can you change the rules and still get a black hole 367 laughin 08-Jun-16 14:00
LIGO press conf, June 15 409 brett z 15-Jun-16 11:53
Re: LIGO press conf, June 15 395 D-Archer 15-Jun-16 14:48


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