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Science students visit LIGO observatory

 

Last updated 11/30/2017 at 2:26pm

--Courtesy photo.

Odessa High School science students recently visited and toured the LIGO Observatory at Hanford, a research facility that helped earn the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research in observing the universe's gravitational waves.

On November 15, a scientific crew of 30 headed to the Tri-Cities to visit the recently awarded Nobel Prize facility called LIGO. As you may or may not know, the local Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory in Hanford recently helped earn the Nobel Prize in Physics for their research in observing the universe's gravitational waves for the very first time since Einstein predicted them in 1916.

Since we live so close to a Nobel Prize-winning research facility, we thought it would be interesting to visit, tour and congratulate this research facility. The observatory is located abou...



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