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LISA Pathfinder arrives at its worksite

After a six-week journey, LISA Pathfinder arrived at its destination today, an orbit around a point of balance in space where it will soon start testing technologies crucial for exploring the gravitational Universe.

dateJan 25, 2016 in Space Exploration
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Video: The hunt is on for gravitational waves

Gravitational waves are tiny distortions of space-time caused by some of the most violent cosmic events such as colliding black holes. The observation of these 'ripples of space-time' requires exquisitely sophisticated new ...

dateDec 21, 2015 in Astronomy
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