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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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Secret of the Universe

LynneLynne TeachHomePosts: 9,876 mod
edited February 2016 in Archived News 2016
Gravitational waves have been detected.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35524440

As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns – the ones we don't know we don't know." (The most sensible thing Donald Rumsfeld ever said.)


(I don't think the answer is 42.)
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  • ElvinElvin Posts: 454 ✭✭✭
    Ehey, I know this quote and it is interesting to read it in English. :)
    But the article is too long for me...
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I hope that in future we would be able to communicate with aliens with the help of these gravitational waves, if they exist!

    "Gravitational waves go through everything. They are hardly affected by what they pass through, and that means that they are perfect messengers," said Prof Bernard Schutz, from Cardiff University, UK.

    Lynne, we can also invite aliens through these gravitational waves to join our sessions. LOL
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited February 2016
    Everyone is welcome Bubbly. :smiley:

    @Elvin - Break it down into small chunks. This is groundbreaking stuff, and anyway, you told me you could skim read. :trollface:
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    Here you go Elvin, the movie:-



    (Just to put the length of the article in perspective.)
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    It looks very interesting and I am going to watch it. Next week is dedicated to articles related to gravitational waves in the reading sessions, I think. :)
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    So, I've heard the "chirp" ; what now? :)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    I don't think so Bubbly, because if we read about it, April would ask me to explain it. :blush:
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    April has already asked you a question. ;)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    If Donald Rumsfeld's message has been receiving any of aliens with the help of these gravitational waves we would not meet them in our sessions anywhen.
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    If DR wins @homanmih I will be sending them a distress signal.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I am looking forward to see some human beings as aliens.....! :)
  • DmitryDmitry Posts: 111 ✭✭
    It's great! Gravitational waves was discovered after Einstein had predicted them one hundred years ago)
  • robert134robert134 Posts: 25 ✭✭
    Thanks for the article.
    It's an amazing discovery for astronomy. Before, the universe was only studying with the properties of light. Now, a new fields opens.
    Much remains to be done. Scientists say we only know less than 5% of our universe.
  • vinitmanujavinitmanuja Posts: 1
    this is a great discovery in the field of astronomy and astrophysics.
    this will solve many mysteries regarding how Gravity works.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    Upon viewing this topic, kindly allow me to share a link of how I appreciated the things panning out in our planet.

    http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/phenomena/aurora

    It's really fascinating to observe how it changes its color from green, blue, violet and others. Hope to see one in the future. :)
  • LynneLynne Teach HomePosts: 9,876 mod
    edited February 2016
    I would love to see this too @kindgnice.

    @Dmitry - Maybe after Einstein came up with the idea, the universe has been working hard for the last 100 years to prove him right.

    We spoke about this in Kitely, and so I am building a couple of black holes there. @April and @Rinat got caught up in them yesterday. :smiley:
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    @Lynne : It's nice to know we have same desires about Universe's wonders. :)
    Moreover, I hope in the future I will have the chance and time to visit Norway, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Canada, and United Kingdom, since according to the news, these are the top 6 places to see aurora borealis.

    http://www.skyscanner.net/news/6-best-places-see-northern-lights-winter-2015-2016

    :smiley:
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    What about watching a Total Solar Eclipse, @kindgnice ? :)
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    What will be your first question when you'll meet the real aliens? What importent information do you wonder to know just now?
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    @april : That sounds interesting! However, I haven't gotten the chance to experience both lunar and solar eclipse. Wish to see that in the near future. :wink:
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @homanmih what will be your first question to aliens, if you encounter them? :)
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    My first question will be: ' What does intelligent life mean?'
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @homanmih may be they don't have it. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,060 mod
    I think you have a very good point @homanmih. What is intelligent life?
  • homanmihhomanmih Posts: 716 ✭✭✭✭
    I suggest you to compile ten main questions we can ask for extraterrestrial beings. Maybe, question expert @Frank is going help us?
  • aprilapril Moderator Posts: 10,554 mod
    kindgnice said:

    @april : That sounds interesting! However, I haven't gotten the chance to experience both lunar and solar eclipse. Wish to see that in the near future. :wink:


    Next month I'll have the chance to watch that for the second time, @kindgnice :) .
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,790 mod
    That's awesome! Hope to see some photos if possible to be captured. :wink:
  • ArianeAriane Posts: 15 Inactive
    > @Bubbly said:
    > @homanmih what will be your first question to aliens, if you encounter them? :)

    My first question would be: Where are you from? And the second question would be: What are you planning to do here? Then I would go on to questions about intelligence.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,268 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    @Ariane Would you like to communicate with them in English? ;)
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