Universe  ID: 10127

LISA Detects Gravitational Waves

The Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) consists of three spacecraft orbiting the sun in a triangular configuration. The LISA mission will study the mergers of supermassive black holes, test Einstein's theory of general relativity, probe the early Universe, and search for gravitational waves. As these passing waves ripple space and time, they will alter the lasers shining between the spacecraft, offering a different perspective on the Universe. LISA is scheduled for launch in 2015.

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http://lisa.nasa.gov


Credits

Chris Meaney (HTSI): Lead Animator
Michael McClare (HTSI): Writer
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LISA
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Keywords:
SVS >> HDTV
SVS >> Spacecraft
SVS >> Astrophysics
SVS >> Gravitational Waves
SVS >> LISA
SVS >> Universe
NASA Science >> Universe