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Wed Mar 27 20:44:48 UTC 2019



From: extropy-chat <extropy-chat-bounces at lists.extropy.org> On Behalf Of John Clark
Subject: [ExI] LIGO


>…Unless there is some last second glitch the 2 LIGO detectors in the USA and the Virgo detector in Italy will go back online on Monday. The 2 LIGO detectors will be about 40% more sensitive now after the upgrade and the slightly smaller Virgo detector about 50% better. And because their ability to detect waves only decreases lineally with distance not as distance squared together they will be able to see gravitational events in about 3 times the previous volume. They should run for a year before being shut down for yet another upgrade.


John K Clark




Aren’t you glad you lived this late in history?  Me too.  I am remembering the feeling we got when the Hubble was repaired and started sending back good images.



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