My favourite bit:
Everyone else here has summed up my feeling on the discovery - and the preliminary thinking that went into this pre-discovery - far more eloquently than I'm capable of on a Friday morning. However, I've got to say my favourite part of the article was this:
As part of their jobs, four members of the team have to try and introduce faults into the signal, and all four said they weren't responsible for the signal.
That must either be the most fun job in the world, or the most annoying...
Scientist 1: "I've done it! I've found a gravitational wave to a 5-sigma certainty! Now, just to check to make sure it was the 'Red Team' interference..."
'Red Team': "Ah, no, sorry. That was us again. Sorry about that."
Scientist 1: "Well just fuck you guys."