How a future gravitational wave detector in space will reveal more about the universe

Gravitational waves will be mapped to unprecedented high detail when a new gravitational wave detector mission launches in 2037. This will observe black holes, neutron stars and other objects, a new study notes.

The paper looks ahead to when the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) from the European Space Agency will fly into space to measure gravitational radiation over a broad band at low frequencies. The mission will follow on from a successful test mission, LISA Pathfinder, that concluded 16 months of work in 2017.