Reply to post: Re: Wow! Just Wow!

Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

JeffyPoooh
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Re: Wow! Just Wow!

AMB "...by a ten-thousandth of the diameter of a proton..."

The 'strain' (warp) is on the order of 10^-21.

Over km-scale (10^3), that's on the order of the diameter of a proton (10^-18).

Are you sure about the "a ten-thousandth" part?

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