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China to launch first satellite in hunt for gravitational waves

China’s first satellite for its space-based gravitational wave detection program, Tianqin, is set to embark on its trek to space by the end of 2019. The program was initiated by cosmologists from Guangzhou’s Sun Yat-sen University in 2015, with the ultimate goal of launching three purpose-built satellites to form an equilateral triangle around the earth. “It’s […]