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Vatican astronomer discusses gravitational-wave discovery

February 17, 2016

Writing in L’Osservatore Romano, the director of the Vatican Observatory discussed the recent detection of gravitational waves about whose existence Albert Einstein theorized.

“The detection is a triumph of both theoretical and experimental physics,” said Brother Guy Consolmagno, SJ. “The theorists were able to calculate just what sorts of signals this detector could find, and what would be needed to detect them; the experimentalists were able to devise just the sort of high precision instrument needed to find them.”

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  • Posted by: peggydarden25771 - Feb. 20, 2016 10:34 AM ET USA

    Einstein-genius, yes we see; God created him with majesty-not retardation, as was once thought. God knows the plan, the world's view worth naught! Science re-enforces what we already know. Our heavenly Father is the one in the know!