Awards: The Best American Science and Nature Writing

Storygram: Nicola Twilley’s “How the First Gravitational Waves Were Found”

Nicola Twilley • • September 11, 2018
PUBLISHED BY: The New Yorker ON February 11, 2016
The Best American Science and Nature Writing

Just over a billion years ago, many millions of galaxies from here, a pair of black holes collided. They had been circling each other for aeons in a sort of mating dance, gathering pace with each orbit, hurtling closer and closer. …

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