#Repost via @nobelprize_org BREAKING NEWS The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 with one half to Rainer Weiss and the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne at LIGO/VIRGO COLLABORATION LIGO “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves”. ✨ On 14 September 2015, the universe’s gravitational waves were observed for the very first time. The waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein a hundred years ago, came from a collision between two black holes. It took 1.3 billion years for the waves to arrive at the LIGO detector in the USA. The signal was extremely weak when it reached Earth, but is already promising a revolution in astrophysics. Gravitational waves are an entirely new way of observing the most violent events in space and testing the limits of our knowledge.
David Gyasi, who plays an astrophysicist in @InterstellarMovie, said that what was amazing about his character Romilly, "Was how this journey inspires in him a respect for the mystical side of things - for the intangible things that bind us together."
The Horsehead Nebula, recorded in 1888, is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. It's 1500 light years from Earth! @InterstellarMovie now on Digital HD: j.mp/InterstellarGooglePlay Image Credit: ESO Astronomy
Written by executive producer Jordan Goldberg, the @InterstellarMovie Text Adventure game sends you, as one of the Lazarus Mission astronauts, through the wormhole 10 years prior to the film. Explore your fate on your mission to find another habitable planet: j.mp/InterstellarAdventure
@InterstellarMovie celebrates the female scientists who have helped shape our world and inspire us to keep our eyes on the stars. Ada Lovelace: j.mp/TakePartLovelace Maria Mitchell: j.mp/TakePartMariaMitchell Rachel Carson: j.mp/TakePartRachelCarson
Beyond the World of Interstellar, a special one-night event on April 7, features exclusive never-before-seen interviews and a musical performance from composer Hans Zimmer. Tickets are now available at bit.ly/InterstellarEvent1