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Listening to the sounds of the cosmos

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Cosmology

Gravity 12: Listening for the Whispers of Gravity

by Shane L. Larson

The Cosmos is alive with energetic happenings.  Planets barrel along their orbits, unstoppable by anything short of a collision with another planet.  2,607 more words

Practice

Designing the future of gravitational wave astronomy: Choosing the best sites for the next generation of gravitational wave detectors

Imagine you could time travel to decades after the first detections of gravitational waves by ground-based interferometers: someone has already had the call from Stockholm, a series of amazing gravitational wave discoveries have been reported and the watching world is going wild about gravitational wave astronomy.  1,820 more words

IOPselect

Gravity 11: Ripples in Spacetime

by Shane L. Larson

We have travelled far in our journey to explore gravity, far from home and into the deep reaches of the Cosmos. But all that we know, all that we have learned, has been discovered from our home here, on the shores of the Cosmic Ocean. 2,108 more words

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From Advanced LIGO: "Advanced LIGO -- The Next Step in Gravitational Wave Astronomy"

Advanced LIGO

Gravitational waves offer a remarkable opportunity to see the universe from a new perspective, providing access to astrophysical insights that are available in no other way. 133 more words

Basic Research

Earthquake! Your Smartphone Could Give an Early Warning

Damage in northern Chile caused by the tsunami associated with the magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck in April 2014.Shaking a smartphone can help you pinpoint your parked car, discover a good diner and then pay for your meal. 111 more words

SCIENCE

If we could only build one huge observatory....

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Cosmology