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Advanced Ligo gravitational wave hunt is green lit

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One of the great physics experiments of our age looks ready to begin its quest.


Scientists have held a dedication ceremony to inaugurate the Advanced Ligo facilities in the US.


This pair of widely separated laboratories will be hunting for gravitational waves.

These ripples in the fabric of space-time are predicted to result from extreme cosmic events, such as the merger of black holes and the explosive demise of giant stars.


Confirmation of the waves' existence should open up a new paradigm in astronomy.


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