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Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

boltar Silver badge

Re: The explanation of interference is slightly wrong in the article...

"and the shift in phase can only occur if the actual space itself is contracted then expanded."

Yeah, but... if the fabric of spacetime itself is warping then the distance experienced by anything in that spacetime - including photons - shouldn't actually change because all the contents of spacetime are warped along with it. Otherwise you're saying that new extra spacetime appears out of nowhere then disappears again which I presume is not the case.

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