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The LIGO Scientific Collaboration and the Virgo collaboration identify a second gravitational wave event in the data from Advanced LIGO detectors
The international collaborators will comment on their ongoing research, at their first press conference since the historic observation of gravitational waves.
The information collected by the network of LIGO and Virgo instruments will provide a rather rough direction of the sources of gravitational waves in the sky, but follow-up observations will help to identify the location of gravitational wave sources
Virgo can be seen as a special kind of telescope, since it looks for phenomena happening far in the cosmos.
Today there is an initial network of gravitational wave interferometers around the world.
Advanced Virgo will be sensitive to length changes in the 3-km arms which are on the order of a billionth of a billionth of a meter…
No source on Earth is capable of producing gravitational waves large enough to be detected by Virgo, but many violent phenomena in the Universe could generate detectable signals.