Relativity and Cosmology


Gravitational Waves Can Only Be Compression Waves

Authors: Seamus McCelt

Space-Time Doesn't Have A Surface To Ripple

The "fabric of space" cannot ripple like they say.
If you have 2 bowling balls on the surface of swimming pool water and attach them together and spin them -- yes, they will create the sine wave traveling ripple.
But if the bowling balls are underwater -- completely immersed in the water -- the traveling "ripple" will NOT be able to propagate (happen) and it will immediately fizz-out. There is no mechanism to keep the up and down movement going whilst under water.
Black holes and or neutron stars are also completely immersed in space-time. Space time is filling space -- everything is completely immersed in it.
Gravitational waves cannot be transverse ripples like those on top of water.

One type of wave that a gravitational wave can be is a compression type wave -- like sound.
The funny thing is: even though they designed the detector for the wrong type of wave -- the detector can detect the other type -- the compression wave..
A compression would be easily detected by LIGO

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