U.S. scientists win Nobel for finding Einstein’s gravitational waves

Daily News Article - October 5, 2017


1. The first paragraph of a news article should answer the questions who, what, where and when. List the who, what, where and when of this news item. (NOTE: The remainder of a news article provides details on the why and/or how.)

2. Define the following words used in the article
-gravitational waves
-black holes
-neutron stars
-electromagnetic waves

3. What will the discovery enable scientists to do? (see para. 3-5)

4. a) List four types of electromagnetic waves.
b) Because they are so different from electromagnetic waves, what are gravitational waves expected to reveal?

5. a) What is LIGO?
b) How does LIGO work?

6. Why did Dr. Barish say the prize is “a win for Einstein, and a very big one”?

7. How does this news report inspire you?