Standard Sirens To The Rescue LIGO Gets An Upgrade

Space Fan News is Sponsored by OPT Telescopes and Patreon Patrons: https://bit.ly/2SwhmVB The LIGO gravitational observatory collaboration receives new funding to upgrade it’s amazing facilities. This should allow astronomers to get more informat

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The LIGO gravitational observatory collaboration receives new funding to upgrade it’s amazing facilities. This should allow astronomers to get more information on more gravitational wave events using a new yardstick called Standard Sirens.

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) has has really turned the astronomy community on its head over the past few years. It’s actually been around in some form for quite a while - it’s been making observations since 2002 - but the years when it was observing between 2002 and 2010 produced no gravitational wave detections, they began looking into make it better.

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