also saw a hint of gravitational waves on October 12, but the signal wasn't strong enough to claim detection.
had 10 times its current sensitivity, he says, "we could learn about the first generation of stars.
In this one, the LIGO
team of over 1,000 scientists got to observe 55 cycles of the gargantuan collision.
Los datos de esta fusion concuerdan con las ecuaciones de Einstein, por lo que David Reitze, director ejecutivo del LIGO
, anuncio el 11 de febrero: "Senoras y senores, hemos detectado las ondas gravitacionales.
Notably, the founders of LIGO
have all retired, and the project is being run primarily by people who were not yet born when LIGO
More important, since LIGO
is built on the Earth, its frame of reference is not at free fall when gravitational waves are considered.
is a joint project of California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, and is funded by the National Science Foundation.
Project's mission is to observe gravitational waves of cosmic origin.
In their announcement Wednesday, LIGO
(Large Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) and Virgo said the event has been named GW170608, and that it occurred in a black hole binary system about one billion light-years from Earth.
Tenders are invited for Geotechnical Investigation And Soil Exploration Work At LIGO
India Site At Aundha, Hingoli And Nanded, Maharashtra
At Cardiff University, the Gravitational Physics Group - which last year announced the first ever detection of gravitational waves as part of the LIGO
(Laser Interferometer Gravitadional-Wave Observatory) consortium - will benefit from the upgraded facilities.
The signal provided LIGO
scientists with information about the masses of the individual black holes, which were 29 and 36 times the sun's mass, plus or minus about four solar masses.