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Comment: Re:Maybe they can't be detected (Score 2, Informative) 553 553

by MrScience (#29153885) Attached to: Initial Tests Fail To Find Gravitational Waves

This is why the laser is split, and sent down two perpendicular paths. Sure, a wave might stretch the spacetime of the X axis... but that same stretching wouldn't effect a similar increase in the return time of the Y axis. This very stretching of the measuring device itself against one axis(thus modifying the round-trip time of the split laser as compared to a perpendicular path) is the very thing that they are measuring.

Your pet theory, and their experiment, match. :)

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