How large is a gravitational wave?   

Nancy Baker
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For physicists, a strong gravitational wave will produce displacements on the order of 10-18 meters - this is 1000 times smaller than the diameter of a proton. Waves of this strength will be produced by very massive systems undergoing large accelerations, like two orbiting black holes that are about to merge into one.

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