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    Laser Warning LISA Pathfinder Optics Bench

    It's old news, but certainly worth a look if you like seeing how laser optics are done in space. The LISA Pathfinder mission represents a resonant node of awesome for folks whose interests include lasers and spaaaaaace.

    "The next thing that happens is...probably have a beer..."



    More pics of the optics bench here:

    http://sci.esa.int/lisa-pathfinder/5...-in-the-crown/

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    Robin,
    Thanks. This is the first I have heard of this mission and the interferometer is very interesting. I wonder if this is intended to supplant LIGO or as a prototype of a mission that might supplant LIGO?

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