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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" 601 Susan Doris 11-Feb-16 17:44
Re: gravity waves "detected" 491 Sirius7237 11-Feb-16 18:30
Re: gravity waves "detected" 592 laughin 11-Feb-16 21:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 514 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:23
Re: gravity waves "detected" 550 laughin 12-Feb-16 15:51
Re: gravity waves "detected" 397 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 16:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 502 laughin 13-Feb-16 18:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 544 JonnyMcA 13-Feb-16 18:41
Re: gravity waves "detected" 624 Me 15-Feb-16 15:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 463 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 507 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 401 D-Archer 14-Feb-16 11:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 420 carolb 14-Feb-16 14:54
Re: gravity waves "detected" 412 Sirius7237 14-Feb-16 20:08
Re: gravity waves "detected" 514 carolb 14-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 534 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:20
Re: gravity waves "detected" 452 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:59
Re: gravity waves "detected" 435 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 466 carolb 13-Feb-16 21:29
Re: gravity waves "detected" 381 laughin 14-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 324 skakos 15-Feb-16 14:07
Re: gravity waves "detected" 415 Pete Vanderzwet 11-Feb-16 21:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 533 JonnyMcA 12-Feb-16 14:38
Onto Dark Energy waves! 473 Eddie Larry 11-Feb-16 21:34
It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 326 David L 12-Feb-16 12:50
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 420 Spiros 12-Feb-16 17:09
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 481 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 12:47
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 494 Aine 15-Feb-16 16:15
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 445 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 18:53
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 466 laughin 15-Feb-16 20:39
Re: It took 100 years to discover what Einstein already knew 402 Aine 16-Feb-16 01:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 526 dong 12-Feb-16 18:36
Re: gravity waves "detected" 524 laughin 13-Feb-16 03:26
Re: gravity waves "detected" 451 dong 16-Feb-16 07:41
Liego 441 laughin 15-Feb-16 04:17
Gravity Waves of Propaganda the Sequel 434 D-Archer 15-Feb-16 09:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 522 skakos 15-Feb-16 12:58
Re: gravity waves "detected" 484 Aine 15-Feb-16 22:31
Re: gravity waves "detected" 353 carolb 16-Feb-16 00:57
Re: gravity waves "detected" 428 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 11:47
Re: gravity waves "detected" 574 carolb 16-Feb-16 12:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 381 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 14:13
Re: gravity waves "detected" 396 carolb 16-Feb-16 14:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 364 D-Archer 16-Feb-16 15:17
Re: gravity waves "detected" 507 carolb 16-Feb-16 16:27
Re: gravity waves "detected" 512 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 14:08
Really? 401 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:11
Re: Really? 510 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:32
Re: Really? 501 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 15:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 498 carolb 17-Feb-16 18:05
mods! 451 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 11:13
Re: mods! 535 carolb 18-Feb-16 14:14
Re: mods! 538 D-Archer 18-Feb-16 16:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 618 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 01:06
Re: gravity waves "detected" 434 Aine 17-Feb-16 14:48
Re: gravity waves "detected" 481 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 15:19
Re: gravity waves "detected" 364 Sirfiroth 17-Feb-16 15:39
Re: gravity waves "detected" 453 JonnyMcA 17-Feb-16 17:37
Re: gravity waves "detected" 530 Aine 17-Feb-16 18:49
Re: gravity waves "detected" 472 laughin 16-Feb-16 20:24
Re: gravity waves "detected" 320 D-Archer 17-Feb-16 16:23
Gravy Waves 639 D-Archer 20-Feb-16 11:39
Playing devil’s advocate on the discovery of gravitational waves 585 laughin 02-Mar-16 18:23
Scientists: we're 100% convinced 414 laughin 07-Mar-16 17:13
Black holes and big bangs can't co-exist 503 laughin 13-Mar-16 04:52
Re: gravity waves "detected" 447 Observer 20-Apr-16 23:42
Re: gravity waves "detected" 451 laughin 21-Apr-16 14:02
Re: gravity waves "detected" 367 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:45
Re: gravity waves "detected" 362 laughin 10-May-16 13:16
Re: gravity waves "detected" 384 OCaptain 10-May-16 13:21
Re: gravity waves "detected" 435 laughin 10-May-16 19:25
Re: gravity waves "detected" 547 OCaptain 10-May-16 22:56
Re: gravity waves "detected" 453 laughin 11-May-16 15:32
Re: gravity waves "detected" 558 JonnyMcA 11-May-16 16:53
Re: gravity waves "detected" 547 laughin 12-May-16 16:26
pompousness "detected" 486 laughin 18-May-16 15:25
bump- 2 weeks 584 laughin 27-May-16 15:02
Re: bump- 3 weeks 528 laughin 02-Jun-16 23:20
Re: bump- 4 weeks and why isn't Carolb patrolling the threads 510 laughin 10-Jun-16 15:42
Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 490 laughin 04-May-16 13:15
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 502 D-Archer 09-May-16 19:05
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 328 OCaptain 10-May-16 12:46
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 532 laughin 10-May-16 13:27
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 375 OCaptain 10-May-16 16:39
Re: Gravitational Waves from Black Hole Megamergers Are Weaker Than Predicted 431 laughin 10-May-16 19:10
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Re: LIGO press conf, June 15 445 D-Archer 15-Jun-16 14:48


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