Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ESA GW Space Mission

Hey Space Placers!

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced that they will build a gravitational wave detection spacecraft.  2034 is the expected launch date - it is going to take awhile to build these 3 spacecraft.

Artist's Conception of Merging Black Holes
Such a mission would add a huge capability to humanity's ability to detect gravitational waves (GW). The 3 laser detectors would be MILLIONS of kilometers apart instead of just several as Earth based GW are.

With such a capability we might even be able to detect GWs from the Big Bang itself.

Sky Guy in VA

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