One of the stars that collided had to have been at least 6.6 miles across—absolutely tiny compared to our sun.
Scientists from across the globe will reveal their findings during a press conference starting at 10am ET.
Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne win for "decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."
The ripples in space-time were first predicted by Einstein more than 100 years ago.
Discovering extra dimensions would help solve many of the universe’s biggest mysteries, like why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.
LIGO's detection is a milestone for gravitational wave astronomy.