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NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as a ‘Comet Crumb’ Detector

11 Jul 2017, 00:29 UTC
NASA Team Explores Using LISA Pathfinder as a ‘Comet Crumb’ Detector NASA
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LISA Pathfinder, a mission led by the European Space Agency (ESA) with contributions from NASA, has successfully demonstrated critical technologies needed to build a space-based observatory for detecting ripples in space-time called gravitational waves. Now a team of NASA scientists hopes to take advantage of the spacecraft’s record-breaking sensitivity to map out the distribution of tiny dust particles shed by asteroids and comets far from Earth.

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