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Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

Scott Broukell

So . . . . .

This laser interferometer array can detect the very, very, very long wavelength ripples in space-time from massive events like the collision of two, or more, black holes. If the array is extended will it be able to detect ripples from even earlier events, such as the moment of inflation of the known universe? Further, will scientists be able to detect ripples returning from a journey to the edge of the universe and back again - echoes as it were, like ripples bouncing back from the edge of a pond/puddle?

Lastly, and with a pinch of humor, given enough notice of the immanent arrival of the next wave, should I prepare a long board with lashings of sex wax and persuade the Falcon X team to provide a lift, as it were, to where I can perform a zero-gravity cutback on this big old gnarly?

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