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NASA-ESA To Throw LISA At The Sun

“Hugh Pickens sends in coverage in the Telegraph of a joint NASA-ESA experimental mission, to launch around 2020.

It involves three spacecraft orbiting the Sun, separated by 3 million miles, each with a payload of two lasers and a 4.6-cm cube of gold-platinum alloy.

The point of it all is to look for gravitational waves.

The mission is called LISA, a reasonably non-strained acronym for Laser Interferometer Space Antenna.

The Telegraph makes a point of LISA being the largest experiment ever constructed (in terms of its dimensions).”

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