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The Cosmic Mystery Tour$
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Nicholas Mee

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198831860

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198831860.001.0001

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Lovely LISA

Lovely LISA

(p.33) Lovely LISA
The Cosmic Mystery Tour

Nicholas Mee

Oxford University Press

The European Space Agency (ESA) has plans to build a space-based gravitational wave detector known as LISA. The recent LISA Pathfinder mission has demonstrated that the technology required for LISA will be sufficiently sensitive to detect gravitational waves. LISA will detect events that are invisible to LIGO and other Earth-based gravitational wave detectors. These include the mergers of distant supermassive black holes.

Keywords:   ESA, gravitational wave, LIGO, LISA Pathfinder, supermassive black hole

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