Researchers were able to detect gravitational waves for the first time, proving Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to be true. Not only is this a scientific break through, but it also starts a new era of space exploration.
“This changes everything. We are looking at an entirely new space with this new tool. This is a real game changer,” Robert Smit, an astronomer from Harvard University said.
“Eh,” Mike Rogers, a 45-year-old New Yorker, said about the discovery. “I mean, I’m not really sure what it means for me.”
Rogers is the voice of many in the general public who don’t share the excitement as much as those in the scientific community.
“Am I going to have to move to Mars or sumthin? Like am I going to have to uproot my family because of these waves that are coming? I don’t really get it,” Rogers said.
Einstein could not be reached for comment.