We don’t understand gravity #BlackHoles – a #poem by Kate Rauner

Gravitational Waves That Aren’t There

Black holes – massive gravity sinks,Wavy
Anchor galaxies at their cores.
Orbit closer, closer till,
Merge into one, forevermore.

Sending ripples through space-time
So pulsars, clocks of the gods,
Seem to us, here on Earth,
To vary in their endless nod.

If Einstein’s right,
So it should be.
Syncopation from the sky
In general relativity.

But it’s not there.
We’ve searched and tried.
Gravitational waves
Elude our eyes.

Despite the failure
Don’t surrender.
Theory passes tests
That it engenders.

Except this one,
At least so far.
Not quite as smart
As we think we are.

It works too well
To lose our fervor.
Perhaps we need
To just think harder.

Thanks to csmonitor and the upcoming paper in the journal Science from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia.

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