An Exciting New Gravitational Wave Detection

Spectrogram of the event as seen by LIGO’s detector in Livingston, Louisiana.

 

Today’s Daily Zooniverse post is brought to you by the Gravity Spy team.

We have announced the first triple coincident detection of a gravitational-wave event to be detected by LIGO and VIRGO: GW170814. We would like to take this time to also announce that VIRGO interferometer triggers will begin to be uploaded to the site soon. A whole new interferometer means whole new families of glitches! You can learn more facts about the discovery of GW170814 http://www.ligo.org/science/Publication-GW170814/index.php or read the discovery paper itself https://dcc.ligo.org/LIGO-P170814/public

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