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Geoff

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The Apollo Missions and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves
« on: September 28, 2014, 09:26:49 am »
I found this article while browsing the Slashdot site: Apollo Missions and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves

Apollo astronauts left arrays of seismometers on the lunar surface to study moonquakes and the data from these seismometers is being studied to see if it shows any evidence of gravitational waves.

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It is hard to imagine that Apollo’s engineers would ever have expected their seismometers to still be useful in 2014 but it is testimony to the quality of their work that this data is relevant today. The Moon landings represent one of humankind’s great achievements and this work shows just how hard it is to determine the benefits of these kinds of missions when the data they generate is still being used 40 years later.

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Re: The Apollo Missions and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2014, 02:25:47 pm »
Good find Geoff!

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Re: The Apollo Missions and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2014, 08:48:51 am »
I want to ask about this increase.

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Re: The Apollo Missions and the Hunt for Gravitational Waves
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 02:52:19 pm »
Hi Searisava  - what increase is that?