Category Archives: History

LIGO Does it!!!

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory or LIGO has made history with the detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein.

This is HUGE! So huge I didn’t believe it, but it’s true – WOW. To say this ushers in a whole new era in observing the universe is not an exaggeration.

This video from PBS – Space Time is a nice introduction to the discovery.

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Edgar Mitchell

Sad news. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell (USN Capt. Ret.), who became the sixth man to walk on the moon during the Apollo 14 mission to the highlands of Fra Mauro, died on Feb. 4 in West Palm Beach, Florida at the age of 85. Mitchell’s death occurred on the eve of the 45th anniversary of his landing on the moon aboard the lunar module Antares with Apollo 14. Mitchell spent 33 hours on the lunar surface.

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