如果一个引力波砸中了我会怎么样?What would happen if a gravitational wave hit me?

【翻译自Quora】

Richard Muller

Richard Muller

Prof Physics, UC Berkeley, author “Now, The Physics of Time”

A gravity wave did hit you last September 14 at a little bit after 9:50 UT. The same one that was detected by LIGO hit the entire Earth (and much more) including you.

重力波确实在去年9月14日UT 9:50之后一点点击中了您。 LIGO侦测到的同一个引力波击中了整个地球(包括您在内)。

When it hit you, you stretched slightly in a direction perpendicular to the direction the wave came from, and compressed slightly in the third direction. The total amount of stretching and compression was much less than the size of the nucleus of an atom, so you didn’t notice. In fact, it was so tiny that even if your body were kilometers in size, the stretching and compression would have been much less than that of a nucleus.

当它撞击到您时,您在垂直于波浪方向的方向上稍微拉伸,并在第三方向上稍微压缩。 拉伸和压缩的总量远小于原子核的大小,因此您没有注意到。 实际上,它是如此之小,以至于即使您的身体高几千米,其拉伸和压缩也要比原子核小得多。

When it hit, you oscillated several times, mimicking the signal from LIGO, shown in the figure below, adapted from the professional publication that reported the discovery.

当它命中时,您会振荡几次,模仿LIGO发出的信号,如下图所示,该信号取自报道该发现的专业出版物。

@ Dushka Zapata Amateur writer

Who knew there was poetry in gravity.

@ Gina Higgins

How doth the busy little bee

Fly with all that gravity?

Were he more optimized aerodynamically

T’would be easier to see.

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