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From ESA: "Flight teams prepare for LISA Pathfinder liftoff"

European Space Agency

27 November 2015

Following months of intensive training, mission controllers for the LISA Pathfinder gravitational wave detection testbed will complete a final rehearsal tomorrow, ensuring that all is ready for the journey to space. 968 more words

Basic Research

Do Einstein's Gravitational Waves Exist?

A hundred years ago Albert Einstein proposed a set of mathematical equations that underpinned his Theory of General Relativity. By understanding space, time and gravity we are able to explain phenomena such as black holes, the motion of the planets and the expansion of the Universe. 177 more words

Science Technology And Medicine

General relativity at 100

General relativity, our best theory of gravitation, turns 100 this week!

Gravity is the force which pulls us down towards the ground and keeps the Earth in orbit around the Sun. 1,360 more words

Equation Free

From NASA Blueshift: "Doing Astronomy With Our Eyes Closed"

NASA Blueshift

Dr. Ira Thorpe writes his first guest blog for Blueshift on gravitational waves. “What if I told you that there are waves that can travel through space itself and that physicists and astronomers are developing machines that will allow us to listen to them for the first time?” … 1,302 more words

Basic Research

From Nature: "Freefall space cubes are test for gravitational wave spotter"


17 November 2015
Elizabeth Gibney

There is a lot riding on the LISA Pathfinder mission, an ambitious effort to test whether intricate technology designed to detect ripples in space-time can be deployed in space. 1,047 more words

Basic Research

From NAOJ: "KAGRA’s Initial Operation To Begin Soon"


November 16, 2015

The Large-Scale Gravitational Wave Telescope, KAGRA, in Kamioka, Japan, whose aim is to perform the world’s first direct detection of gravitational waves, will soon commence operation. 1,249 more words

Basic Research