Will a space-based interferometer detect a gravitational wave background attributable to cosmological sources?

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Will we detect a gravitational wave background attributable to cosmological sources?

Gravitational waves are categorized according to their source. The first direct observation of gravitational waves were from binary inspiral -- the merging of a pair of black holes. Waves from stochastic sources may also exist. These would be more difficult to detect but could provide a view into the evolution of the very early universe, "approximately (10^{-22}) seconds after the big bang". For example, future space-based interferometers such as LISA, TianQin, or the BBO may detect waves caused by the phase transition which current theory believes occurred when the electroweak force separated.

Will the GWB be detected by 2075?

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Will we detect a gravitational wave background attributable to cosmological sources?

Gravitational waves are categorized according to their source. The first direct observation of gravitational waves were from binary inspiral -- the merging of a...

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