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Fraser
2018-Jan-05, 09:20 PM
A team of astronomers from the University of Cambridge recently showed how the Gaia mission could also help in the search for gravitational waves.
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slang
2018-Jan-07, 11:41 PM
https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.06239

I tried to understand it but it's quite jargony (tetrad components of the photon’s four-momentum ...umm....). But using our oscillating planet to detect gravitational waves (if I understood that right)... Wow.

But, 'This work has been supported by Grant (https://forum.cosmoquest.org/member.php?6017-grant-hutchison) [...]' ... I suppose it must be OK. :)