And about time. They told us that this thing would be able to operate as a telescope by this time. Weird though, they got the signal within a few days of turning on the new instrument, but it's been six months now... No word of additional signals? How likely is that?
This may be the first data graph I've ever seen in which the Y axis is labeled as 10^-21 units.
When they were building LIGO, I lived next to the cement plant where they made the concrete tunnel sections for it. The access road Tee'd into the highway at the same light as my apartment complex. I dodged those things going down the highway on trucks every day for about a year.