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12 February, 2016

None of the following statements are mine. I have cut and paste from two different sources, abc.net.au and news.com.au. and did so because of the oh so wonderful sensation of new info feeling warmly familiar. That’s all.

An International Team of Scientists has announced the detection of Gravitational Waves! 

 

 Einstein’s famous Theory of General Relativity turned our understanding of space and time on its head. He argued that neither is fixed. Instead, they are dependent upon each other — and the state of one changes with the condition of the other.

(Photo Henze/Nasa)

 

Space and time for a single object sitting stationary remains static. But put two objects together, and the matter and energy within them interacts to distort space-time — causing the objects to accelerate and spiral towards each other. This acceleration emits gravitational waves. Their behaviour is thought to be similar to that of light and radio waves, except that they move through space and time itself. They ‘warp’ the very fabric of the universe — shrinking and expanding the distance between two points in the same way a flag billows in the wind.

 

"Like Galileo first pointing his telescope upward, this new view of the sky will deepen our understanding of the cosmos" France Cordova, Director of the US National Science foundation

 

Gravitational waves are ripples in space-time caused by the movement of objects with large amounts of gravity.

 

But gravitational waves, carrying information about their source and less affected by gas and dust, will let us "see" the universe in much sharper focus.

 

The waves are sometimes described as the sound or music of the universe, because when they come in at audio frequencies, they can be played as an audio file.

 

Professor David McClelland, Australia National University said ”When you hear ... a chirp, a sound which starts at low frequency, rings up and that's the sound of two massive black holes," he said. “But you and I will not hear that happening as we go about our daily lives” adding that our "ears don't respond to this sort of motion”.

 

"The best way to think about this is we'll be now able to not only see the universe but hear the universe using gravitational waves. It's like being able to hear for the first time."

 

The Australia Research Council's chief executive, Professor Aidan Byrne, said the discovery "pushed the frontiers of knowledge and technology".

 

"The technology answers questions about basic science, that then informs other things that are of much more immediate and direct importance to society as a whole," he said.

 

 

 

Gettin’ dizzy with the G-Wave and Gratitude!

 

"Ocean Talk" Friday Afternoon 19th Feb, Sunshine Beach

23rd Feb - Elixir Coffee shop this morning and I continued reading a book my friend Danica delivered to me last week, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I got chills when my eyes passed over this paragraph under the sub-heading "Choose What to Trust": If you choose to go the other way, though (if you choose to trust suffering over love), be aware that you are building your house upon a battlefield. And when so many people treat their creative process as a war zone, is it any wonder there are such severe casualties? So much despair, so much darkness. And at such a cost!

... Is it possible, then, that creativity is not fucking with us at all, but we have been fucking with it? 

Love over suffering always

Danica

 

26th Feb

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