How does LIGO look for gravitational waves?
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How does LIGO look for gravitational waves?

Think of it as the most sensitive ruler in the galaxy.

A time-exposure representation of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), in Livingston, Louisiana. Instrumentation inside the tunnels can detect infinitesimal wave forces that might deflect lasers. Credit: Joe McNally/Getty Images
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