Upgraded LIGO to search for universe's most extreme events

Artist's illustration of two merging neutron stars producing gravitational waves.The National Science Foundation (NSF) is awarding Caltech and MIT $20.4 million to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), building upon the agency's four-decade investment, which has totaled more than $1 billion to date. Funded through a cooperative agreement, Advanced LIGO Plus will increase the volume of deep space the observatory can survey by as much as seven times. This investment is part of a joint international effort in collaboration with UK ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=297414&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click
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