Gravitational wave mission blasts off tomorrow

Some news on European space exploration: Europe launches search for Einstein’s space-time ripples article tells that  the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder spacecraft is due to blast off tomorrow from Kourou, French Guiana, on its mission to “test the technology needed to develop future space-borne gravitational wave detectors”. The launch date is not arbitrary. It celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity – the work which predicted the existence of the gravitational waves.



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