January 21, 2020

Astro-Vid Of the Week: A New Look at LIGO

The entrance to LIGO Livingston. (Photo by Author)

An exciting astronomical observatory is finally be getting the recognition it deserves.

We’ve written about the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) before. LIGO consists of a pair of L-shaped arrays, one based in Hanford Washington and one in Livingston Louisiana which we toured in 2010.  LIGO first went online in 2002, and its mission is to detect gravity waves generated by such exotic events as binary pulsar or black hole mergers. [Read more...]