Gravitational Waves discovery


5, 7 & 10

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Earth and Space Sciences – Solar System

Physical Sciences – Forces

Concepts (South Australia):

Years: 5, 7, 10

Video length: 1:45m

An international group of scientists, including Australians, have announced that not only have they detected gravitational waves but, for the first time, watched the event that led to their creation. This dual-detection has already provided a cascade of ground-breaking discoveries, as Luke Davies from ICRAR explains.

For more detail on this incredible discovery, it is suggested students read the article Gravitational Waves Discovery Reveals a Cosmic Collision of Epic Proportions which gives further details and more context to the discovery.

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5, 7 & 10