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What if there were two gravitational wave sources coming from different directions? Would there be an interference pattern?

Wyatt Wingfoot, Upper Lake, California
RELATED TOPICS: GRAVITATIONAL WAVES
Interference pattern
Gravitational waves are distortions or “ripples” in the curvature of space-time. Think of the waves on the surface of a pond created by throwing a rock into it. Far away from their source, the math used to describe gravitational waves is similar to the math used to describe electromagnetic waves. Therefore, weak gravitational waves can, in principle, interfere with each other just as electromagnetic waves do. As the waves generated by two rocks thrown in a pond interfere, gravitational waves from two different sources will also interfere.

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