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LIGO's Little Bang for Big Buck

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No gravitational waves are identified. These are local measurements of course. Gravity waves are seen indirectly in the binary pulsar data and the agreement with Einstein's GR is excellent.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D 82, 102001 (2010) Search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence in LIGO
and Virgo data from S5 and VSR1
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42Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 60208, USA 43aUniversite ? Nice-Sophia-Antipolis, CNRS, Observatoire de la Coˆte d’Azur, F-06304 Nice, France 43bInstitut de Physique de Rennes, CNRS, Universite ? de Rennes 1, 35042 Rennes, France 44aINFN, Gruppo Collegato di Trento, Trento, Italy 44bUniversita` di Trento, I-38050 Povo, Trento, Italy 44cINFN, Sezione di Padova, I-35131 Padova, Italy 44dUniversita` di Padova, I-35131 Padova, Italy 45aIM-PAN, 00-956 Warsaw, Poland 45bWarsaw University, 00-681 Warsaw, Poland 45cAstronomical Observatory of Warsaw University, 00-478 Warsaw, Poland 45dCAMK-PAN, 00-716 Warsaw, Poland 45eBia?ystok University, 15-424 Bia?ystok, Poland 45fIPJ, 05-400 S ?wierk-Otwock, Poland 45gInstitute of Astronomy, 65-265 Zielona Go ?ra, Poland 46Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York 14623, USA 47Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, HSIC, Chilton, Didcot, Oxon OX11 0QX United Kingdom 48San Jose State University, San Jose, California 95192, USA 49Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California 94928, USA 50Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, Louisiana 70402, USA 51Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813, USA 52Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, USA 53Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York 13244, USA 54The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA 55The University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia 56The University of Mississippi, University, Mississippi 38677, USA 57The University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom 58The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA 59The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College, Brownsville, Texas 78520, USA 60Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas 78212, USA 61Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 China 62Universitat de les Illes Balears, E-07122 Palma de Mallorca, Spain 63University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia 64University of Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom 65University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA 66University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, United Kingdom 67University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742 USA 68University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA 69University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109, USA 70University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455, USA 71University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA 72University of Rochester, Rochester, New York 14627, USA 73University of Salerno, I-84084 Fisciano (Salerno), Italy and INFN (Sezione di Napoli), Italy 74University of Sannio at Benevento, I-82100 Benevento, Italy and INFN (Sezione di Napoli), Italy 75University of Southampton, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom 76University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ, United Kingdom 77University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA 6009, Australia 78University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201, USA 79Washington State University, Pullman, Washington 99164, USA (Received 25 June 2010; published 5 November 2010)
We report the results of the first search for gravitational waves from compact binary coalescence using data from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory and Virgo detectors. Five months of data were collected during the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory’s S5 and Virgo’s VSR1 science runs. The search focused on signals from binary mergers with a total mass between 2 and 35M.