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Gravitational astronomy: Hearing the heavens

The cosmos is thought to be awash with gravitational waves to which humanity is, as yet, deaf. Trudy E. Bell reports on LISA, an experiment on an unprecedented scale designed to put that right.

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  1. Committee on NASA's Beyond Einstein Program, NASA's Beyond Einstein Program: An Architecture for Implementation (Natl Acad. Press, Washington DC, 2007).

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Trudy E. Bell is the author of a dozen books on astronomy, space science, history and cycling.

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Bell, T. Gravitational astronomy: Hearing the heavens. Nature 452, 18–21 (2008).

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