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On, Friday, September 18th 2015, the first official 'observing run' (O1) of LIGO's advanced detectors in Hanford WA and Livingston LA quietly began when the clock struck 8 a.m. Pacific time. While this date marks the official start of data collection

How far off are we from getting data from there to crunch?

Gary Roberts
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Towards the bottom of the news item you quoted, it says the first run will last three months. My guess is that the data will be processed into a form where it can be distributed to volunteers sometime after the data gathering run ends. I also guess there might be quite a bit of preparation needed so it might be quite a bit later. There's an old, but appropriate saying,

[pre] "It will be ready when it's ready ..."[/pre] :-).


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