Earth as Gravitational Wave Detector

New Experiment Proposal: Using Planets with Magnetic Fields as Giant Detectors for High-Frequency Gravitational Waves

Researchers from the Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have put forward a new experimental proposal in the field of high-frequency gravitational wave detection. They suggest that planets in the solar system with magnetic fields, such as Earth and Jupiter, could serve as giant detectors for detecting signals of high-frequency gravitational waves. The proposal involves utilizing scientific satellites orbiting the planets to detect photon signals generated by gravitational waves as they interact with the planetary magnetic fields.

Experts explain that this approach has the potential to cover a wide range of gravitational wave frequencies, thus offering a new perspective for exploring the hidden corners of the universe. The research findings have been published in the Physical Review Letters.

Image Source: Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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