‘Tsunami’ of gravitational waves sets record for most ever space-time ripples detected

A record “tsunami” of gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of space-time — could help to unlock the mysteries of how the universe and its stars evolved and put Einstein’s theory of general relativity to the test.  

Scientists working at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the U.S. and the Virgo interferometer in Italy detected a staggering 35 separate gravitational wave events between November 2019 and March 2020, more than a third of the total discovered to date. The researchers published their findings Nov. 5 to the preprint database arXiv, which means they have yet to be peer-reviewed.