The physics world erupted with joy and wonder on Thursday morning, when scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) confirmed the existence of gravitational waves. This will easily be the science story of the year, so people are naturally freaking out.

Even the anticipation was outrageous:

This is what a bunch of excited scientist looks like:

Once the announcement became official, everybody really flipped out. In general, though, the physics commmunity and the science world as a whole is just pumped about this Nobel Prize-worthy discover. Some folks are somewhat speechless:


Some used big words like “pandemonium”:

Some made jokes:


Some gave thanks:

Some promoted their blogs:


Some provided helpful links to the full academic research paper:

Some wrote poems?


Some were speechless:

But really, we are all SarcasticRover:


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