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Boffins' gravitational wave detection hat trick blows open astronomy

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Re: Curious how they eliminate one potential source of error

While we can’t stop the world and its inhabitants from causing vibrations, what we can control is LIGO’s responses to these environmental disturbances. We do this through the use of hundreds of levels of feedback and control systems, which maintain all of LIGO’s parts in near-perfect stillness in the quietest man-made environment on Earth.

LIGO Feedback and Control Systems

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