Researchers claim that a proposed future instrument called “GRADAR” might use gravitational wave reflections to map the invisible universe in an article accepted to Physical Review Letters.
These signals could help astronomers locate dark matter or faint, unusual stars and uncover information about their interiors.
The very fabric of space and time is being shaken by gravity waves, which were first identified in 2015. Gravitational waves are used by astronomers to observe dramatic occurrences like the merger of two black holes, which is extremely challenging to observe with simply light. However, physicists are also aware of the illogical capacity of gravitational waves to change direction.
Using Einstein’s theory as a guide, they calculated the strength of the signal that would come from waves dispersing within a star itself.
This would make it possible for researchers to look for large space objects that would otherwise be impossible to locate, such as dark matter clumps or lone neutron stars on the far side of the observable universe.
This discovery could also be used to map the universe in greater detail and trace the innards of stars.
The latter gravitational wave signals, often called “gravitational glints,” had always been thought to be too faint to be seen. But due to Einstein and his theory of gravity, Cleveland, Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University physicists Craig Copi and Glenn Starkman made a breakthrough.
Can the gravitational wave “radar” be a foundation for futuristic cosmic technology?
Not intelligent yet, but gravitational wave “radar” could be developed into an intelligent system. In order to do so, physicists will have to develop a system that can detect small signals from astronomical objects distant from Earth. The signal coming from a small object, such as a neutron star, would be only about one trillionth the intensity of sunlight. To get enough information to observe detailed patterns, the signal needs to be more than 100 trillion times stronger.
The Universe is made up of billions of atoms and galaxies. Dark matter, or invisible matter, makes up 68% of the Universe, but we can’t see it. It could be a kind of repulsive gravity that drives galaxies apart, or something unknown.
And the Universe has also been expanding since its very creation. Quantum mechanics explains about a “hundred percent” of what happens on Earth, the Universe, and even bigger scale. In such, we need help from Artificial Intelligence(AI) to explore the universe further.
For the purpose, scientists could develop the gravitational wave “radar” (GRADAR) as an AI. “GRADAR AIs” could be created with the help of Machine Learning(ML) techniques that are still maturing.
The intelligent GRADAR would be like an intelligent calculator that collects data from a space probe (observing station). It will process, organize and transfer data to an intelligence that can make decisions and send it to ground controllers.
Future use of the finding
If scientists find dark matter, it would be a huge help to astrophysicists who are trying to understand how the Universe began. Dark matter was first hypothesized in the 1930s by two physicists named Fritz Zwicky and Jan Oort.
In addition to this, Gravitational wave “radar” could be developed into an artificial intelligence. GRADAR AIs could be created with the help of Machine Learning(ML) techniques that are still maturing. It would be like an intelligent calculator that collects data from a space probe.
Copi said, “It’s a very hard calculation”. But in the end, we’ve dealt with a lot of situations like this previously. Consider the Large Hadron Collider or even the entire gravitational wave detection narrative. Once upon a time, it was likewise believed to be an improbable scenario.
It will be a significant step toward a more thorough knowledge of the Universe if this research is validated and confirmed. We can hopefully increase our understanding of the invisible Universe by further research and experiments.
Now, detection of gravitational waves in the invisible universe has almost become possible. Scientists hope that GRADAR AIs or further futuristic cosmic technology would be developed in future. This artificial intelligence would be like a space probe or telescope. And, it would collect data from the universe and send it to an imaginary world!
Our AI could be used for all kinds of purposes, including these studies that run on data gathered from space probes such as the Voyager and Cassini missions, among others.