Five reasons why gravitational waves matter
Scientists have detected gravitational waves that could offer a window on the origin of the Universe.
These waves are ripples in the fabric of space-time that are produced when black holes collide and stars explode.
The waves were first proposed 100 years ago by Albert Einstein, as a key prediction of his Theory of General Relativity.
The BBC’s Pallab Ghosh explains why the discovery is so important.
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