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LIGOLaser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (CIT & MIT)
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LIGO is currently offline, undergoing improvements that will allow the detectors to peer even farther out into space.
While LIGO researchers report that one of the black holes in the latest detection was twirling, they can't tell which one it was or which way its spin axis was pointing.
While the detection of the very first collision was substantial proof of the theory of gravitational relativity, the second detection picked up by LIGO on Boxing Day, 2015, gives absolute confirmation of the theory.
This NSF-funded Physics Frontier Center is poised to complement LIGO observations, extending the window of gravitational wave detection to very low frequencies.
Por esa razon, hasta el ano pasado, cuando se puso en funcionamiento el LIGO, despues de una decada de perfeccionamiento, se detecto la colision de un agujero negro de una masa de 36 soles con otro de una masa de 29 soles, con direccion a la Gran Nube de Magallanes.
Large-scale experimental physics projects such as the Large Hadron Collider at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, and LIGO have a very strange feature that theoreticians like me find astounding and somewhat disturbing: They can take a huge amount of time.
Not only did the physicists at LIGO detect the gravitational waves, but also heard the corresponding chirp during the process.
Compact binaries-which can consist of two neutron stars, two black holes, or one of each-are among the best candidates for emitting gravitational waves that could be detected by LIGO or other current experiments.
If it is applied to the case of LIGO, one must show at least a miles long [x.
The long-term plan is for LIGO to become part of a worldwide network of gravitational-wave observatories.
On Wednesday, the LIGO and Virgo Scientific Collaboration announced yet another detection of gravitational waves, this time a result of two relatively small black holes merging.