Sheila Dwyer, left, and Nutsinee Kijbunchoo, operations specialist, look over data inside the LIGO control room at Hanford near the Tri-Cities. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Sheila Dwyer, left, and Nutsinee Kijbunchoo look over data inside the LIGO control room at Hanford. (Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Breakthrough: Scientists at Hanford detect Einstein-predicted ripples

Scientists at Hanford and in Louisiana said that they have finally detected gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space-time that Einstein predicted a century ago. Scientists likened the breakthrough to the moment Galileo took up a telescope to look at the planets. Updated

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