Published On: Thu, Oct 12th, 2017

LIGO Hints At Major Gravitational Wave Breakthrough Announcement On Monday

LIGO Hints At Major Gravitational Wave Breakthrough Announcement On Monday

The LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave observatories will be making an important announcement early next week. While there aren’t too many details available at the moment, the observatories have promised to discuss “new findings” at the upcoming press conference, which is set to take place at the Press Club in Washington, D.C., at 10 a.m. EDT on Monday, October 16.

According to an official press release from the National Science Foundation, the press conference won’t just include Virgo and LIGO’s gravitational wave scientists. Representatives from about 70 observatories will also be present for what is being hyped as a major announcement of new findings from LIGO, Virgo, and its worldwide partners. The two observatories’ scientists will also be discussing details from telescopes that track “extreme events in the cosmos.”

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LIGO Hints At Major Gravitational Wave Breakthrough Announcement On Monday