The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Gravitational Waves

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Are you confused about the detection of the way a gravitational wave from the first second of the universe is distorting the background radiation from the big bang? We’re not sure how you could be after our brilliant explanation
 
However, just in case that didn’t make everything clear, New Scientist has it all explained using just an apple, a ping pong ball, and that most useful of all tools for those exploring the universe, a towel.
 

While you are at it, make sure you check out this video of one of the founders of Inflation theory, Andrei Linde getting the news that his life’s work has been vindicated.

Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/space/hitchhiker%E2%80%99s-guide-gravitational-waves