After publishing the theory of general relativity, Einstein predicted the existence of waves that would create ripples in the curvature of spacetime. Last February, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration announced the detection of gravitational waves. Spacetime isn’t just a void, but a four dimensional fabric that gets pushed and pulled. Just as a bowling ball on a trampoline bends the canvas, a large object in the universe will bend spacetime. When that object is accelerated, ripples occur. Gravitational waves themselves, although they likely occur frequently, are difficult to detect. Potential sources of detectable waves include binary systems of white dwarfs, neutron stars, and black holes. The first detection in February came from the collision of two black holes. Even with this immense collision, LIGO only detected a minuscule signal indicative of the gravitational waves.