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Giant Space Microphones Will Record The Sounds Of The Universe

  • The LIGO and Virgo will detect ripples in spacetime that are generated by seismic astronomical events like supernovae, galactic collisions, or even the Big Bang itself
  • The upgrades will make both LIGO and Virgo roughly 10 times more sensitive
  • This increase in sensitivity will allow astronomers to listen to a volume of space that is 1000 times bigger than ever before

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