Binary stars may generate gravitational waves. R. Hurt - Caltech/JPL
Popular Science: Physicist Tweets Rumour That Gravitational Waves May Have Finally Been Detected
If true, the discovery would support one of Einstein's major predicitons.
In September, the Caltech theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss tweeted:
Rumor of a gravitational wave detection at LIGO detector. Amazing if true. Will post details if it survives.— Lawrence M. Krauss (@LKrauss1) September 25, 2015
The folks on the LIGO experiment neither confirmed nor denied the rumor, and in Krauss's rumor-mongering raised hackles in the astrophysics community.
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CSN Editor: Waiting for the official announcement.