Gravitational Waves, Dark Matter and Energy

  • The detection of gravitational waves offers the possibility of a windows to observe dark matter and dark energy.
  • There are large crumbs of dark matter floating around, and it is possible that they too might be coalescing together like the black holes that were captured. But it would require evolved forms of current observatories to record these.
  • But the detection of gravitational waves is certain to trigger the construction of more LIGO-like observatories to study them.