It's been a long few years for everyone, but we're excited to get back to searching the universe for gravitational waves! The LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA detectors, which were down for commissioning and upgrades since April 2020, have just started the next observing run. The LIGO detectors started the 4th observing run (O4) on May 24 2023, which will run for a year and a half. This also means new glitches are starting to roll in! See here more information. And in Gravity Spy 2.0, you can explore some of the other data the detectors are recording.

It's been a long few years for everyone, but we're excited to get back to searching the universe for gravitational waves! The LIGO/Virgo/KAGRA detectors, which were down for commissioning and upgrades since April 2020, have just started the next observing run. The LIGO detectors started the 4th observing run (O4) on May 24 2023, which will run for a year and a half. This also means new glitches are starting to roll in! See here more information. And in Gravity Spy 2.0, you can explore some of the other data the detectors are recording.

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To learn more about gravitational-wave detectors and data analysis, we recommend the resources from the Gravitational Wave Open Science Center. The workshops are excellent for those who want to gain an in-depth understanding.

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