What Do Gravitational Waves and Towels Have in Common?

You’ve probably heard by now of the discovery of gravitational waves from the very early universe that lend credence to the idea that in the first fraction of a fraction of a second the universe expanded at an alarming rate. It’s kind of a big deal. Like, Higgs boson big deal.

But what the heck are gravitational waves? How can gravity make waves? This video from New Scientist provides an easy to understand visual aid. So I’ll stop yapping so you can watch.

HT: io9

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