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Gravitational waves open a new window on the universe.

Gravitational waves -- not yet detected by 1999 -- are believed to ripple through the spacetime of the universe. A new detection system planned for Louisiana, Washington State, and other sites around the world, is expected to find them. The Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) will reveal cosmic phenomena unlike any ever recorded by optical or radio telescopes, and provide stringent new tests of General Relativity and the Big Bang theory.
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