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Did LIGO Lie About Gravitational Waves?



 
 
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Old February 26th 16, 05:42 PM posted to sci.astro
Pentcho Valev
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Default Did LIGO Lie About Gravitational Waves?

https://www.newscientist.com/article...rue-this-time/
"In 2010, before LIGO had been upgraded to its present sensitivity, a textbook chirp that looked like two black holes colliding came through. The team drafted a paper and sent maps of where the signal may have come from to astronomers, who searched for a counterpart with other telescopes. There was just one problem: the signal was a fake deliberately injected into the data stream to make sure the team would be able to spot a real one. The dramatic opening of a sealed envelope revealed that fact to 300 team members in the room, with 100 more watching via a video link."

That LIGO bosses deceived LIGO members is strange, to say the least. That LIGO bosses deceived astronomers and made them waste time and money is unbelievable. Was the 2010 event a failed (for some reasons) prototype of the recent glorious achievement of LIGO?

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Old February 27th 16, 01:39 PM posted to sci.astro
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LIGO's most blatant lie:

http://www.latimes.com/science/scien...222-story.html
"The LIGO researchers even worried that a member of their own team had faked it. "They decided it would have to be somebody who really understood the instrument well enough and the data well enough," Harrison said. "And they found all such people and interviewed them and determined that in fact NOBODY HAD ANY MOTIVATION TO DO THIS.""

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