Astronomers Plan Galaxy-Sized Observatory For Gravitational Waves

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Link: Astronomers Plan Galaxy-Sized Observatory For Gravitational Waves

While this is fascinating, it’s not nearly as cool as what I’d hoped.

GALACTUS!

Instead:

Gravitational waves should also stretch and squeeze pulsars as they pass by, subtly changing the radio pulses they produce. So by monitoring an array of pulsars throughout the galaxy, astronomers should be able to see the effects of nanohertz to microhertz gravitational waves passing by. The array of pulsars should effectively shimmer as the waves wash over it, like a grid of buoys bobbing on the ocean.

Which is actually pretty cool in its own right.

Pulsars