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There Will Be A Huge Scientific Announcement Made Today - Here's How To Watch It Live

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Jonathan O'Callaghan

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clockFeb 11 2016, 13:56 UTC
1240 There Will Be A Huge Scientific Announcement Made Today - Here's How To Watch It Live
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At 10.30 a.m. EST (3.30 p.m. GMT) today, press conferences are being held around the world to announce the latest findings regarding gravitational waves from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO).

First theorized by Einstein 100 years ago, gravitational waves are predicted ripples in space-time caused by massive events or objects in the universe. But no detection has ever been made, as the ripples are incredibly tiny and almost impossible to detect.

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Is that all set to change, though? You'll find out later today. You can watch a webcast of the press conference being held in Washington D.C. live below from 10.15 a.m. EST.


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