The European Southern Observatory have announced that researchers and astronomers have witnessed something in space that has never been seen before.
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A conference is scheduled for Monday October 16th where the details of the phenomenon will be unveiled to the world. Officials are keeping tight lipped about what the discovery is, but they have used the term ‘revolutionary discovery’ which leads us to believe that this could be something on par with the recent detection of gravitational waves.
ESO will hold a press conference on 16 October 2017 at 16:00 CEST, at its Headquarters in Garching, Germany, to present groundbreaking observations of an astronomical phenomenon that has never been witnessed before.
The event will be introduced from ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile by the Director General, Xavier Barcons, and will feature talks by representatives of many research groups around Europe.
The detection of gravitational waves by researchers, at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, changed our view of the universe and ushered in a new and exciting age of astronomy. Prior to this discovery, we had to seer the universe through glimpses of electromagnetic radiation, whereas we can now witness the very ripples of spacetime itself.
There are still countless wonders and mysteries that scientists have yet to unravel when it comes to understanding how our universe works and where it came from, so the groundbreaking discovery could be something completely outlandish.
Some think that the observation could be in relation to dark matter, an unexplained force that makes up the majority of the universe and first explained by Vera Rubin. Of course, it could be something entirely different and unexpected.
What do you think they will reveal?