Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The entire world is abuzz with the landmark scientific breakthrough, what is being termed as the “breakthrough of the century”. Scientists have actually confirmed what German theoretical physicist Albert Einstein had predicted a hundred years ago!
Scientists on Thursday, announced that they have succeeded in detecting gravitational waves, or ripples in space-time that basically proves Einstein's theory of General Relativity.
However, what most people don't know is what this discovery may lead to in the future.
Prepare to be excited, because according to a report in the Times of India, this discovery of gravitational waves could help scientists actually build a time machine to delve into the universe's past!
In a quest to reach back, peek into the secrets of the cosmos and understand the universe better as well as the mystery shrouding the formation of the black holes is what this evolution can actually be used for.
After this major development, scientists are hopeful to carry out more successful attempts by launching projects into space to capture the gravitational waves.
According to the Times of India, one such project is eLISA, which is set to be launched in the year 2020. That consists of three satellites, each positioned a million kilometres apart.
Together they will be able to measure spacetime as it stretches and squeezes, watching for how it does so. That will allow it to work out where the gravitational waves are coming from and shed some light on the matter far into the dark depths of the universe.