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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 40 km 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.

Aim is an initial set-up, Cosmic Explorer 1 (CE1) in the 2030s and an upgrade, Cosmic Explorer 2 (CE2) in the 2040s.

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