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    Default Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger?



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    Default Re: Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger?

    I wonder what the design parameters for an experiment to detect the gravity waves would be?

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    As I understand it, laser interferometry is currently the path being taken. I think I read a while back that there are plans to launch such a device in a solar orbit to attempt to measure gravity waves, far away from interference, although the details escape me.

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    Default Re: Pulsing light may indicate supermassive black hole merger?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trussvillestarrynight View Post
    As I understand it, laser interferometry is currently the path being taken. I think I read a while back that there are plans to launch such a device in a solar orbit to attempt to measure gravity waves, far away from interference, although the details escape me.
    Correct. But I wonder whether this particular object is detectable? Gravitational wave detectors have been built to detect generic events. I'd like to see some designns oriented to detecting "known sources" such as this one or PSR 1913+16.
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