[ExI] Gravitational Waves Detected By LIGO!

Tomaz Kristan protokol2020 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 07:40:01 UTC 2016

Spike ... and everybody else.

I have the following problem. Merging of two distant black holes bends
those mirrors. More or less like the Moon or a plane flying above, also
bends those V or L shape structure. We call it - the tidal force as a
function of time. And this is routinely dismissed as not a gravity wave,

Now .. in a Newtonian world, a merging of two distant black holes would
still be detectable as a tidal force function developing in time.

And a big enough tidal force oscillation can kill you as well.

My wrong prognosis was only, that they will not announce this detection
yet. But they did.

On Fri, Feb 12, 2016 at 7:30 AM, Giulio Prisco <giulio at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 9:35 PM, John Clark <johnkclark at gmail.com> wrote:
> > And the critics were correct, the old
> > LIGO wasn't sensitive enough to detect gravitational waves unless you
> were
> > unrealistically lucky and 2 black holes happened to merge very near to
> Earth
> I wouldn't call that "lucky." The astronomers (and the rest of
> humanity) would have been killed immediately by a close black hole
> fusion event.
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