Astronomy's messengers: listening to the universe with gravitational waves

LIGO's touring exhibit...

What are Gravitational Waves?

inspiral stars

Gravitational waves are ripples in the fabric of space and time produced by violent events in the distant universe, such as the collision of two black holes or shockwaves from the cores of supernova explosions....

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What is LIGO?

LIGO Hanford

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is a facility dedicated to the detection of cosmic gravitational waves and the measurement of these waves for scientific research. It consists of two widely separated installations within the United States, operated in unison as a single observatory. This observatory is available for use by the world scientific community, and is a vital member in a developing global network of gravitational wave observatories...

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What is LIGO's Touring Exhibit?

LIGO Exhibit

"Astronomy's new messengers: listening to the universe with gravitational waves" is a public introduction to gravitational waves and the work done at LIGO...

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Exhibit Acknowledgments

LIGO Exhibit

Astronomy's New Messengers is a project funded by the National Science Foundation through grant NSF-0852870, developed and managed by members of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, and was designed by L.H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership. Additional contributions by...

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