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Michael Wohlgenannt answered my question, but I still have the most important part unanswered. LIGO is attempting to detect gravity waves by measuring the deformation of space caused by the passing wave by using laser interferometers in right angle configurations. I understand that. My question is this: The passing gravity wave not only deformes space, but also TIME. This is going to have an effect on the laser by changing its frequency as it passes, in effect changing the very measuring device trying to detect the very small change in dimensions of the arms of LIGO. I'm sure the scientist have taken this into consideration but I would like to understand Thanks Milton Wall
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