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Has Gravitational radiation been found

  1. Jan 25, 2016 #1


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  3. Jan 25, 2016 #2


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    I expect the aLIGO team will only release their detection results after a very thorough humor check. No one is particularly anxious to unleash an encore perfomance to BICEP2
  4. Jan 25, 2016 #3
    "Now the question is whether persistent rumors that the experiment has detected the long-sought waves are accurate..."

    Ah, Publicity!
  5. Jan 25, 2016 #4


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    From what I've read about aLIGO's sensitivity, there's little doubt in my mind that a confirmed direct detection of gravity waves will come (relatively) soon, even if these rumors don't pan out.

    Apparently aLIGO isn't expected to achieve its design sensitivity until 2019, though, so unless there's a pretty large nearby event, it may still be a few years yet.
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