Lubos Motl wrote today:
"LIGO rumors reflect genuine, healthy excitement
Steven T. Corneliussen of Physics Today wrote a somewhat critical text about the wave of LIGO rumors that escalated one week ago: Physics gossip vs. physics news
Cosmologist Lawrence Krauss is often cited as a source, mainly because his rumors are relatively quickly spread through a large number of his Twitter followers
Your humble correspondent is often quoted as the propagator of the most precise rumors.
Wait for February 11th to hear the announcement. And you will learn about at least two events.
And at least one of them will be the detection of a merger of two black holes each of which weighs at least 10 solar masses. ;-)"
The time LIGO takes befor the publication is so large that there must be more at stake here.
I expect that the discovery of the LIGO project is breath taking beyond the merging of black holes.
I guess the detection of the aether would do the job to take our breath..
The apparatus resembles a large scale perfect Michelson and Morley experiment able to show microscopic variabilities.