Auriga gravitational wave detector

Auriga gravitational wave detector

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Caption: Gravity wave research. The laboratory at Legnaro, Italy, where the gravitational wave detector Auriga is under construction. Auriga is one of the first ultracryogenic antennae in the world. The gravitational waves are detected by a 3m long bar (not seen here) which is suspended within concentric shells in the cavity at the centre of the yellow cage (centre and bottom left). The bar is cooled to a temperature of about vibrations. Auriga will be aimed at detecting gravitational waves from supernova explosions which are believed to cause vibrations in the bar with an amplitude of a billionth of a billionth of a metre.

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Keywords: auriga, auriga detector, cosmology, gravitational wave detector, gravity wave, gravity wave detector, italy, physics research, relativity, supernova

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