so.. here is question from a limited knowledged science person... lol... a quote from the artice "LIGO is particularly attuned to “high-pitched” waves made by pairs of black holes or pulsars right before they collide." is there a particular reason that LIGO is tuned to a specific frequency or wave length....or is it designed that it will pick up any and then determine what level it is on. I hope i am asking this correctly. Also... can it be used for something other (not to diminish it's current accomplishments for future accomplishments) than searching for these ... waves or occurances.Damn, I'm getting old... updated pic of a mad scientist... atriot:
P.S. I don't usually drink my beer with a straw... haha... just hamming it up on vacation at Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY :cheers:
2nd P.S. Also, my scientific hero was proven right, yet again, 100 years after developing his General Theory of Relativity - LIGO has detected gravitational waves for the 1st time ever (a very, very big deal in the science of cosmology), and I actually had a little something to do with it back in the very early days of the experiment's conception (late-1980's)
Read about the LIGO breaking news here: http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/ and here: https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/
just curious... .Ride On Mad Scientist!!! Ride on!