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According to Einstein, we should expect to find this radiation everywhere in space. Gravity affects the shape of space and time. Paths of light and massive bodies curve under its influence. When something churns space-time with enough energy – say a supernova explosion or two black holes in orbit around each other – the distortion spreads out in ripples, like a rock dropped in a pond. Those ripples are called gravitational waves. [1]

Waves rippling through the universe. Affecting everything, binding us all together. Poets knew about that a long time before Einstein thought about it…

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