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What does LIGO stand for?

LIGO stands for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (CIT & MIT)

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However, as I and other physicists await the word from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory that we can detect gravitational radiation, and as we discuss how we can use these observations to probe the physics of black holes (without having to dive into them ourselves), I think it a worthy goal to strive to do science like Wheeler.
The National Science Foundation's ground-based Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and the proposed Laser Interferometer Space Antenna, a joint NASA - European Space Agency project, hope to detect these subtle waves, which would alter the shape of a human from head to toe by far less than the width of an atom.
In November, Caltech and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology completed the first phase of construction of a $300 million, two-site observatory called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, or LIGO (SN: 2/29/92, p.