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Cosmic Explorer

(concept for a very large LIGO-like GW detector)

Cosmic Explorer is a concept for a much larger LIGO-like gravitational wave observatory, with arms possibly 40km in length. The length contributes to the sensitivity, the goal being to detect more sources, sensing events that are more distant, that are weaker at the source, and/or that are at frequencies for which LIGO is marginal.

(observatory,interferometer,gravitational waves,plan,ground)