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Scientists use the moon to “catch” gravitational waves

Now there are gravitational wave detectors on Earth, but they work only in a certain frequency range. Because of this, not all waves can be registered. But the new method of scientists will cover a new range.

The fact is that there are several retroreflectors on the Moon – these are mirror devices that reflect the rays falling on them, returning them back to the source. If you shine a laser on the retroreflectors from the Earth, you can set the distance to the Moon with great accuracy.

Scientists have proposed to track weak changes in the distance to a natural satellite. The researchers claim that such an instrument would be sensitive to microhertz wavelengths.

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