LISA Pathfinder – Window on the gravitational universe


LISA Pathfinder’s name, Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, clearly indicates the role of precursor that this mission plays. Its goal is to validate the technology required to detect gravitational waves from space. Gravitational waves will open a new door in our understanding of the Universe, and at the same time help to verify Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. LISA Pathfinder will be launched early December 2015 on a Vega rocket from Kourou in French Guiana.

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  1. Having 3 satelites at a Lagrange-Point flying in formation and constantly pointing lasers at each other to accurately measure tiny gold-cubes inside each other… how cool is that 🙂

  2. Insane to spend so much on a mission, as the prototypes (of this laser interferometry) on Earth show no influence by gravity waves. Face the fact that light also travels along the space-time curvature and gravity waves cannot be detected by LIGO type experiments

  3. with one we can detect antigravitational forces (or inducted), with 3 we can precise where are originated those forces and some stuff that they dont whant to share with everyone ajahahhah.

  4. "The LISA trio of satellites to detect gravitational waves from space has been selected as the third large-class mission in ESA’s Science programme.."

  5. A inovação no centro das ideias e a lógica evolução não é assim? Einstein criou e construiu ideias para a eternidade!! E dessas ideias uma pequena % dar em sucesso!! É excelente quando se idealiza sem medo de não conseguir ter sucesso …Para podermos ter uma renovação/inovação permanente para a conquista não é? Isto em cadeia os resultados aparecem e o ser humano evolui no seu modo de pensar o mundo!!

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