The ground-breaking discovery of Gravitational waves has been honored with the award of “Breakthrough of 2016” by a renowned Science Magazine. On 22nd December 2016, the award for the most noteworthy discoveries of the year announced and the finding of gravitational waves is prized with the highest yearly honor because of its experiment for waves in the fabric of the cosmos.
As per the statement of the space.com, one of world’s most prestigious Science Magazine has declared the name of the winners for the most enchanting and ground-breaking discoveries of the year on 22nd December. And “The Breakthrough of the 2016 Award” presented to the group effort of the researchers who invented and activated the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO). It is the same breakthrough which confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the US found a huge amount of waves produced by two rear-ending black holes located at 1.3 billion light-years away from the earth and this observation inveterate the presence of “gravitational waves”.
To be fair, this discovery came almost after 100 years after the prediction of the greatest scientists Albert Einstein about the existence of gravitational waves and demanded it to be a testimony which can empower multiple scientific methods. The first discovery was taken place in 1951 when Albert Einstein predicted the extraterrestrial crashes between huge astronomical bodies to produce ripples in space-time and such gravitational waves could also be found on Earth.
Later, sharply after 100 years, modern scientists with the power of the up to date mathematics and the inspired imagination of Einstein, the scientists from LIGO became able to explain a phenomenon that confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. In February this year, the scientists from LIGO confirmed the existence of gravitational waves when they found to massive black holes producing a huge amount of cosmic gravity rays. The black holes were located 1.3 billion light-years away and are of 62 times more massive than the mass of the sun.