Hunting Gravitational Waves: The LIGO Laser Interferometer Project in Photos

Aerial View of LIGO Hanford Observatory

LIGO Laboratory

Aerial view of LIGO Hanford Observatory. Photo undated.

Binary Stars Coalescing

Kai Staats

A still frame from a computer animation shows two binary neutron stars coalescing into a black hole. Taken from the video, "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding," by Kai Staats.

LIGO Seismic Isolation Demonstration

Kai Staats

Research scientist Robert Schofield demostrates how pendulums provide seismic isolation for the LIGO Observatory. Taken from the video, "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding," by Kai Staats.

LIGO Observatory Vertex Area

Kai Staats

A technician works on the vertex area of one of the two LIGO Observatory facilties. Image taken from "LIGO, A Passion for Understanding" video by Kai Staats.

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