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LIGO-India: India’s Participation in the Global Universe Probe

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) in the Maharashtra district of Hingoli has received final sanction from India. The facility will contribute to the worldwide initiative to detect and analyse gravitational waves.

LIGO-India Information

  • LIGO-India will be the fifth and potentially last link in this multinational network of gravitational wave observatories.
  • Because the equipment is so sensitive, it can readily be influenced by occurrences such as earthquakes, landslides, or even truck movement, resulting in a misleading reading.
  • To revalidate the signals, additional observatories are required.
  • India’s participation in LIGO is critical for demonstrating its intent and aptitude to carry out complicated science projects on its own.


  • The detection and study of gravitational waves may aid in understanding the structure of the cosmos, the origin of the universe, and the operation of black holes.
  • The LIGO project also has significant implications for India’s research and technological sectors.
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