Do Gravitational Waves Cause Tiny Earthquakes?

Do Gravitational Waves Cause Tiny Earthquakes?

By Charles Q. Choi  |  Space.com Contributor  |  May 07, 2014

Earth can serve as a giant detector for theoretical ripples in the fabric of space-time given off by stars, black holes and other massive objects in deep space, researchers say.

The moon could be employed in the same way and potentially return even better results, scientists added.

Gravity is the consequence of masses such as planets warping the fabric of space and time around them, according to Einstein’s theory of general relativity. When massive bodies such as stars and black holes move, they are predicted to radiate ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. [The Search for Gravitational Waves (Gallery)]   …more

 

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