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LIGO's Mission of Gravity

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Science  21 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5465, pp. 420-423
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5465.420

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LIVINGSTON, LOUISIANA-- Physicists are preparing the first experiments with a real chance to spy the elusive gravitational ripples predicted by Einstein to fill space. One is an elaborate apparatus here and a near-twin across the continent in Hanford, Washington, that forms a $365 million venture known as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO. But success may take many years--and come in unexpected guises.

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